The brothers Gaetano and Vito Marangelli fell in love with Salento, a beautiful region at the Southern end of Apulia in Southern Italy, often referred to as the "heel" of the Italian "boot".
They had the dream to combine 3 different realities: a winery, a restaurant and an organic farm and so in 2002 Menhir was born.
Menhir is situated in Minervino di Lecce, a hidden little town with a lot of history. It hosts, in fact, intact archaeological sites and it’s famous for its scattered upright rough monoliths called menhirs, hence the name.
The Sale Bianco is a blend of two native aromatic varieties, Fiano and Malvasia that is bursting with fresh and fragrant aromas, notes of exotic fruit, mango, melon and peach and hints of white flowers.
On the palate it’s fresh and crisp but with a nice creamy texture and a subtle almond note which adds another dimension to the wine.
It’s the perfect companion for raw fish and fresh cheeses but also ideal with ethnic dishes like couscous.
Outstanding ruby red with violet hues, the bouquet is reminiscent of wild strawberry and blackberry with hints of blue berries. On the palate it is fresh with excellent acidity, soft rounded tannins with an under-core of fresh acidity. Full bodied with rich tannins that are ideal to have with casseroles, roasted meats etc. Your perfect winter wine! Drink now or over the next 4-5 years.
This is one of the greatest value for money wines that we have had over the last 2 years. There is Montepulciano and then there is MONTEPULCIANO… this Castorani Riserva oozes spice and liquorice with aromas of dark forest fruits with an infusion of dark chocolate and cocoa. The wine is fermented in cement and transferred to oak for 12 months. Approachable now but will also cellar for 10 years plus.
Salento and Puglia is synonymous with Primitivo. This offers an array of dry herbs, spice, cocoa and ground coffee, full bodied with immense richness and great concentration, powerful yet balanced. The most beautiful thing about this Primitivo is that it captures the traditional with the modern, it’s juicy with a hint of mineral overtones yet beautifully balanced. Magnifico!
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