Contrada del Falco is a wine made in San Donaci, Salento, fruit of the wise union of the three most important native vines of Salento. An innovative label born as early as 1983 when no winery still produced a bland with negroamaro and primitivo. The wine is obtained from a blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia grapes, vinified separately according to the different maturation periods. The grapes come from the Contrada del Falco vineyard located in the municipality of San Donaci and renowned for the Apulian bush-trained vines for more than 50 years.

After a careful harvest and a long maceration with the marc, the alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature followed by a malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months in barrique to finish its maturation for a further year in the bottle.

Contrada del Falco is one of the best wines for value for money. An exceptional wine, balanced and powerful, a wine that excites with its sapid and overbearing taste, which however melts on the palate with an incredible sensation of sweetness. At the second taste it is even more convincing and you start to appreciate all its incredible elegance.

This wine has a red color with dark orange reflections, a full-bodied wine. On the nose, hints of red-fleshed fruits such as blackberry, raspberry and currant emerge, also in the form of jam, prune, cherry in alcohol, sherry, spicy as cocoa bean, with a balsamic note of Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it has a strong, savory, dry and very balanced flavor. It is a wine with a remarkable olfactory taste persistence.

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