Mottura vini del Salento
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Squinzano

Originally from the middle part of the Salento peninsula, in the province of Lecce. Made from Negroamaro, Malvasia nera di Brindisi and Malvasia nera di Lecce grapes grown on trellises and harvested in the middle of September. Fermented with 10-12 days of skin contact at a controlled temperature of 20°C with constant pumping-over and delestage, followed by malolactic fermentation in steel. Red tending to garnet in colour, with an intense bouquet containing delicate hints of ripe fruit, blackberry, redcurrant and cherry, with a pleasant slightly bitter finish. Dry, full-bodied flavour.

Features

Brand

Mottura

Wine

Squinzano Rosso

Identification

Denominazione d’origine controllata

Area of Production

Squinzano and other municipalities in the Lecce and Brindisi areas

Soil type

Calcareous, argillaceous

Cultivation system

Espalier and spurred cord

Yield in quintals per hectare

100

Grapes

Negroamaro and Brindisi and Lecce Malvasia Nera

Climate

Moderate winter, very dry spring and summer

Harvest

By machine

Wine-making technique

Traditional maceration for 8-10 days and fermentation of must under controlled temperature conditions (20°). Delestage and pumping over. Malolactic fermentation totally developed.

Colour

Ruby red with violet reflections

Aroma

Intense aroma of ripe fruit, blackberry, redcurrant, cherry with a pleasant slightly bitter finish

Taste

Supple, velvety and armonious

Alcohol content

12%vol

Recommended with

Red meats, roasts, wild game

Serving temperature

16-18° C

Recommended glass

Medium-stemmed clear glass

Durability

Two or three years in a suitable wine cellar