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Il Medaglione Salento Primitivo

Il Medaglione Salento Primitivo 2017

£12.17

Beautiful colour, lots of spice on the nose (think Christmas cake) and lovely rich mouthfeel. Deep red wine with an intense nose of blackberry and plum. In the mouth it is warm, velvety and balanced. Very well matched with main courses, roasted meats and cheeses. 13.5% abv Leone de Castris is one of the top producers in Puglia and since 1665 the...


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Rosso Puglia 2017

Rosso Puglia 2017

£7.11

A naturally spicy red, unoaked, with fresh notes of wild strawberries and ripe cherries and smooth tannins. Extremely drinkable and great for parties. (2017 12.0% abv) Francesco Rocca began producing Vezzani wines in the south of Italy in the 19th century. Four generations later, Ernesto Rocca and his three sons produce traditional and drinkable...


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Negroamaro Eloveni

Negroamaro Eloveni 2015

£15.30

Pure Negroamaro, characteristically very deep brilliant red in colour. The nose has hints of clove, liquorices and plum. On the palate it is fresh, smooth and pulpy. Serve cool. 100% Negroamaro. (13.5% abv - 2015) The Leone de Castris winery is based in Salice Salentino and is an intrinsic part of the history of wine-making in the Southern Itali...


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