Puglia is the heel of the boot of Italy. The peninsular portion has little elevation gain so the winds of the Mediterranean have a strong effect here, lightening disease pressure and enabling organic farming, as well as moderating the climate, enabling a long growing season that develops complexity. Negroamaro is a native grape to the region and is perfectly adapted to the warm, windy climate, and is, therefore, still able to deliver a fresh wine without any dried or cooked fruit flavors. This third generation, family-owned winery specializes in native grapes, and this is their flagship. Salice Salentino (sah-lee-cheh) Riserva sees at least two years of aging, with 6 months in older French Oak barrels. This is a medium-bodied red wine with an affinity for meets grilled with Mediterranean herbs.