Italian Dreams Red Staycation Case 2020 - Gusto Wines

Italian Dreams Red Staycation Case 2020

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We have put together 6 wines for you here that we believe are just exceptional value. This year we have sourced some quite amazing wines from Puglia in Southern Italy to add to our range. This case will give you an opportunity to sample some of the stunning wines available.

  • Rupe Secca Nero D’Avola DOC Sicilia — x 1

    This intense, smooth wine is full of ripe red berry aromas and flavours supported by soft tannins.

    This wine if perfect for drinking with pasta dishes but also on its own.


    The vineyards lie in the hills of the Riesi area, between Ragusa and Agrigento, on the northern Gela plane.  Harvest normally takes place between the second part of September and early October.  The grapes are destemmed and gently pressed.  With the addition of selected yeasts, fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures, not exceeding 28°C.  Frequent pumping over takes place in the early stages of fermentation in order to ensure optimum colour extraction and soft tannins.  After fermentation, the wine is racked and the malolactic fermentation takes place in order to obtain perfect balance and harmony.

  • Integro Negroamaro Puglia IGP Organic — x 1

    Puglia, in Italy’s deep south, has perfect conditions for organic cultivation and Negroamaro is one of the region’s finest native grapes.

    Integro Negroamaro is a pure expression of the land where it is grown:  a little spicy, with hints of blueberry and blackberry, rich, yet sleek and smooth.

  • Carlomagno Primitivo Appassimento IGP — x 1

    This powerful, rich wine is full-bodied with aromas of over-ripe cherries, summer fruits, plum spices and chocolate.  On the palate, are flavours of dried and black fruits with hints of spice; finishing with an excellent balance.

  • Paolo Leo Millefiore Appasimento Rosso Puglia — x 1

    PRODUCER: Paolo Leo, the owner of a historic winery named after him, started his business in the heart of Salento in Apulia, which is considered southern Italy. Today the winery has become a modern company with a completely computerized bottling line that is able to bottle 6,000 bottles per hour. The Leo family has been able to build a cutting edge and innovative company that is not only famous in Italy alone but in the entire world.

    WINEMAKING: The grapes are carefully picked by hand in early October. Approximately 60% of the picked grapes are placed in small wooden crates of 5 kg each. The crates are then placed in the fruttaio, a well aerated loft, and are left there to dry at a controlled temperature and humidity until December. During this appassimento the grapes will lose up to 50% of their original weight in water, thus concentrating their colour, substance and aromas. The grapes which are not dried are immediately vinified. After de-stemming, the grapes are not crushed, allowing them to remain intact, reducing damage to the skins and optimizing color extraction. In late December the dried grapes are vinified. After de-stemming, the grapes are crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks, where selected yeasts are added. In early February the two wines are blended together. 50% of this blend is placed in first and second passage American and French barriques, where it will stay for 12 months.

    TASTING NOTES: The wine has a lovely and intense ruby-red color with a bouquet reminiscent of cherries, dried fruit, chocolate and prunes. On the palate it is full-bodied, soft and round, with a pleasant spiciness and an amazingly long and lingering finish.

  • Due Di Due Puglia IGT Rosso Lupo Meraviglia — x 1

    A blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera it has an intense red colour. Elegant and balsamic notes of licorice complete its bouquet. As for the palate, this wine shows a great structure thanks to the numerous and perfectly balanced tannins. Ideal for first courses and grilled, red meat

  • Tre di Tre Puglia IGT Rosso Lupo Meraviglia — x 1

    The peculiarity of this wine, obtained from a blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Aglianico, relies in its vinification method which involves the use of millstones during the fermentation process. These ancestral elements had been used in Apulia since the first wine-making experiences, and various archaeological findings attested their presence in the Salento area. They were made of stone and their characteristic shape (low, wide and completely open) allowed a better contact between the must and the skins with respect to the traditional wi-nemaking methods, improving the dissolution of oxygen during the fermentation process. Nowadays, the grapes are vinified inside the “modern” stainless steel millstones, whose shape and characteristics mirror the original ones. The wine obtained, with no oak refining, has a great structure, concentration and a very high persistence; the complete extraction of all the skins parts and the greater dissolution of oxygen during the fermentation process result in more mature tannins, which become less aggressive and more long-lasting.

Buying options

Please note there is no case discount for this product.

Mixed Casex 6£61.44  £55.00
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