Place of Origin
Alezio is a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wine produced in vast territories around the towns of Alezio, Sannicola and, also, some territories belonging to the towns of Gallipoli and Tuglie, in province of Lecce.
The Alezio DOP must be made with a percentage of at least 80% of Negroamaro grapes, with the addition, for no more than 20%, of other grapes varieties such as Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano and Sangiovese.
The Alezio DOP Riserva version must have a minimum ageing period of two years.
Main grape varieties used to make Alezio DOP:
Alezio DOP wine can be produced in two types: Alezio Rosso and Alezio Rosato.
The first one is an aromatic wine, tending to be richer with age, with a tannic, warm and dry flavour, with a bitter aftertaste.
The Alezio Rosato is aromatic and persistent on the nose, with dry and a velvety flavour.
Alezio Rosso should be served at a temperature between 16 and 18 degrees.
Alezio Rosso DOP pairs well with poultry, roast lamb and braciole.
Alezio Rosato DOP pairs well with fish main courses.