The Winery’s production is very rich: red, white and rosé DOC wines (Salice Salentino, Locorotondo, Copertino, Primitivo di Manduria), interesting IGT Salento and Puglia wines, sparkling rosé and white wines. There is also an elegant hotel & restaurant, “Villa Donna Lisa”, provided with a nice swimming pool and garden.
Our average production is 2,5 millions of bottles per year.
Leone de Castris has been working for centuries in Puglia and only Apulian products. This could be a restriction for someone, but for us is a peculiarity. Our mission is making the most of the products given by the land in which we were born and grown.
Very deep red in colour turning almost purplish. The nose reveals a rich perfume of plum, black cherry and also spices as ginger and vanilla. On the palate it is full bodied and velvety and well balanced. Enjoy with grilled meats, baked pasta or pasta with hearty sauces, and ripe cheeses
First rosè wine ever bottled in Italy, obtained mainly from Negroamaro grapes, it conquests at first sight with the characteristic crystalline cherry-red colour and enchants with fruity scents of cherry and strawberry. In the mouth it is fresh, smooth and nicely persistent. Suggested with “risotto”, boiled meat and dishes based on sea-food and white meat....
Red intense wine made with Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera di Lecce. The nose has fruity hints of plum and spiced of vanilla. In the mouth it is smooth, velvety and nicely tannic. Very good with roasted meat and cheeses
We produce Salice since 1954, to celebrate this historic wine, from the 2004 vin-tage the label has the writing 50th vintage. Wine of an intense red colour with garnet-coloured hints, made of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. To the nose fruity sensations of blackberry and black cherry, notes of basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. In...