The company is one of the longest-lived in Italy, in fact it was founded in 1665 by Oronzo Arcangelo Maria Francesco dei Conti di Lemos, originally from Spain. The founder became passionate about this fertile and rich area and invested in the purchase of new land around Salice, Guagnano, Veglie, Villa Baldassarri, Novoli and San Pancrazio. At the beginning of the 19th century, the company already began to export raw wine to the United States, Germany and France. The winery began bottling thanks to Piero and Lisetta Leone de Castris in 1925. In 1943 the legendary Five Roses was born, the first rosé bottled in Italy. The story is curious and emblematic: there is a district among the lands of Salice Salentino called “Cinque Rose” because the various generations of the family always had five children with incredible constancy. At the end of the war, the American general Charles Poletti, falling in love with this rosé wine, asked for a large supply to be sent to the United States, renaming it Five Roses. Today the production includes about 2 and a half million bottles produced and the more traditional vines (Negroamaro, Malvasia nera, Verdeca, Bianco d’Alessano, Moscato, Aleatico, Primitivo, Susumaniello, Ottavianello) have also been joined by international vines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon . The commercial network nowadays exports Italian and Apulian quality all over the world. The Five Roses Anniversario was produced for the first time in 1993, on the occasion of the first 50 years since the first vintage was bottled.
Black Malvasia 20%
After undergoing an alcoholic fermentation inside steel containers, the product is subsequently aged for a period of one month first in stainless steel containers and then in the bottle.
Intense bright and brilliant cherry pink colour. On the nose hints of peach, strawberry, black cherries and berries, with herbaceous notes and iodized minerality. In the mouth it is characterized by a sublime balance, an excellent initial roundness and good final freshness, which gently accompanies the sip.
“Five Roses” Anniversario is ideal as an aperitif on a warm summer evening. The classic bottle that happens to open and finish almost without realizing it. Try the combination with delicate fish seasoned in tomato sauce, with first courses with Apulian specialties such as dried tomatoes or platters of cheeses and cold cuts.