Coribante is an intriguing wine thanks to an unexpected combination of
aromas and the nature of the two black grape varieties: Syrah, which
endows it with the fragrant aromas of a refreshing wine, and dried
Malvasia Nera di Lecce, aged in barriqes for 12 months, bringing all the full
body of a mature wine.
The name is inspired by the lively Coribanti dancers, unleashed in wild
dances to pulsating tambourine rhythms, communicating an unparalleled
blend of warmth and energy.
60% Syrah, 40% dried Malvasia Nera di Lecce.
Salice Salentino (Lecce).
30 metres above sea level.
TYPE OF SOIL
Deep, dry clayey soil with limestone tuff. Average yield is 70–80 quintals
per hectare for the Malvasia Nera di Lecce, 100 quintals per hectare for the
Malvasia Nera di Lecce: short-pruned, bush-trained and spurred cordon,
vines older than 40 years; the Syrah vines are spur-pruned and cordontrained.
Malvasia Nera di Lecce: hand-picked in the early morning in late
September, then lightly dried. Syrah: mechanically harvested in the first
ten days of September.
After crushing, the grapes are fermented separately at controlled
temperatures in stainless steel vats, with 10–12 days’ maceration and
scheduled pumping over.
After malolactic fermentation the Malvasia is matured in barriques for 12
months, while the Syrah remains in stainless steel.
Concentrated red colour with purplish hues. Fruity aromas with hints of
cherries, raspberries and elderflowers. Striking fruity flavour, with lightly
ABV 14,50 %.
5 years in bottles laid down in a cool, dark place.
Perfect with aubergine parmigiana. Highly recommended with vegetable
pasta dishes, meatballs in sauce, mature cheeses, roasted red meats.