From Apulia with Love – Discover Alezio DOC wine for Summer 2020

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Alezio DOC wine has been a registered DOC since 1983.  It is a dry, warm, and pleasantly bitter wine that pairs well with pasta, braised meats like chicken.

If you have never heard of Alezio DOC wine, then it is most likely because its northern Italian varietals, Lambrusco DOC Mantovano (from Lombardi) and ASTI DOCG (from Piemonte), get more attention.  Rather Alezio DOC wine comes from one of the most rustic regions of Italy – Apulia.  Viewing Italy as a boot, then this area is located near tip of the heel.

Amphitheater in Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Lecce (in the region of Apulia, Italy)

The production area is within the province of Lecce in Apulia, and the municipalities of Alezio, Sannicola, Gallipoli, and Tugile in particular.

Alezio DOC wine types:

The Alezio DOC denomination is divided into red wines and rosés.

  • Alezio DOC Rosso
    • COLOR – ruby-red with orange tones with aging
    • NOSE – fruity and floral fragrances when young, with complex, balsamic notes with aging.
    • PALATE – dry and warm, with a pleasing bitter, tannic and sapid aftertaste.
  • Alezio DOC Rosé
    • COLOR – light pink
    • NOSE – red fruit (for example: strawberry), and hints of balsamic fragrances
    • PALATE –  dry, harmonious, velvety, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
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Gallipoli beach – unwind in Apulia with Alezio DOC wine

When you are look to pickup a bottle of Alezio DOC, keep in mind that the word, Riserva, means that the wine has been aged at least 2 years in order to allow it to mature. As a result, you will experience a deliciously full-bodied wine.

 

Some of our favorite Alezio DOC wine producers

 

Cantina Coppola

The Coppola is an ancient vineyard, filled with a rich history.  It was founded in 1489 and has been handed down 15 generations.

The impressive cellars are housed in the beautiful botanical gardens of the estate.

The incredible Coppola vineyard hosts exceptional food and wine events, which are open to all guests and tourists when visiting their property. #cantinacoppola #AlezioDOC #Apulia Click To Tweet

Cantina Coppola
Via Tenuta di Torre Sabea – 73014 Gallipoli LE, Italy
https://www.cantinacoppola.it/

 

Rosa del Golfo

Rosa del Golfo S.a.s. was founded over two centuries ago in Salento.  The vineyard is still run with family traditions.

Their grapes are cultivated within the areas of Malvasia, Negroamaro and Nera Leccese, which lend themselves to a more subtle, softer grape.  The vineyard welcomes all visitors to come and taste their unique bottles of Alezio DOC.

Rosa del Golfo
Via Garibaldi, 18 – Alezio LE, Italy
http://www.rosadelgolfo.com/sito/index.php

 

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Gallipoli sunset – the region produces Alezio DOC wine

Michele Calò e Figli

In the southern most Apulian region of Salento, Alezio DOC wine is an important cultural element. Here Michele Calò and his sons have been producing wine since 1954 in the municipalities of Tuglie, Alezio, Parabita and Sannicola.

Salento has long been a historic frontier between the east and west - an atmosphere that persists at Michele Calò to this very day. #AlezioDOC #Apulia #MicheleCalo Click To Tweet

In part due to its charm and geographic position, tradesmen from Constantinople established a strong outpost of Ottoman empire.

Salento has long been a historic frontier between the east and west.  In part due to its charm and geographic position, tradesmen from Constantinople established a strong outpost of Ottoman empire.

At Michele Calò, this rich regional legacy persists in their terroir and especially their award winning, Mjère rosato and Cerasa. Be sure to pay Michele Calò a visit this summer and experience the Apulia land in person.

Michele Calò
Via Masseria Vecchia, 1, 73058 Tuglie LE, Italy

http://www.michelecalo.it/home_eng.html

 

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