Masseria Li Veli

Salento IGT Verdeca

9.017 ratings
8.42 pro ratings
Salento, Puglia, Italy
Verdeca
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.8

Initially paired with steamed, garlic/lemon scented fresh artichokes, this wine went down the familiar path of falling apart on the palate. Chalk it up to operator error.
Continuing on with braised Tuscan kale (garlic, anchovy, chili flake), cured meats and aged provolone, this starts to bloom.
Pale yellow/gold. Gently sweet nose of almond blossom, sun-warmed peach skin. On the palate this is dry, medium-full bodied and oily in texture. It offers a fleeting, subtle, vegetal sweetness, like cardoon or slightly wilted daisies (maybe an echo of the earlier eaten artichoke, of the same botanical family?). Some white grapefruit, tangerine peel, citrus oil notes. Quite interesting and worth coming back to with more time open.

Initially paired with steamed, garlic/lemon scented fresh artichokes, this wine went down the familiar path of falling apart on the palate. Chalk it up to operator error.
Continuing on with braised Tuscan kale (garlic, anchovy, chili flake), cured meats and aged provolone, this starts to bloom.
Pale yellow/gold. Gently sweet nose of almond blossom, sun-warmed peach skin. On the palate this is dry, medium-full bodied and oily in texture. It offers a fleeting, subtle, vegetal sweetness, like cardoon or slightly wilted daisies (maybe an echo of the earlier eaten artichoke, of the same botanical family?). Some white grapefruit, tangerine peel, citrus oil notes. Quite interesting and worth coming back to with more time open.

May 7th, 2022
Darrin Low

Oily, rich and thick. Bold flavors without oak, ripe melon and herbal savory.

Oily, rich and thick. Bold flavors without oak, ripe melon and herbal savory.

Aug 29th, 2021
Erin Merchant

This got better after a couple…days? I was slow to drink on the front, left it a couple days and came back to something like a French Chardonnay that’s sucked on a sea rock too long. Left the last glass and a half for a week and it was fully balanced, rich without creaminess, lemon with a little honeydew sweet.

This got better after a couple…days? I was slow to drink on the front, left it a couple days and came back to something like a French Chardonnay that’s sucked on a sea rock too long. Left the last glass and a half for a week and it was fully balanced, rich without creaminess, lemon with a little honeydew sweet.

Aug 1st, 2021
Tim Gallagher

Absolutely wonderful depth and complexity beautiful ruby red wine wonderful with dark chocolate

Absolutely wonderful depth and complexity beautiful ruby red wine wonderful with dark chocolate

Apr 11th, 2021
Eric Kememes

Super floral acid great weight

Super floral acid great weight

Feb 22nd, 2021
Terry Duddy

Full of fruit , good acidity , depth and some complexity . Delicious as aperitif and with sea food Hotel Borgo Egnazia Puglia

Full of fruit , good acidity , depth and some complexity . Delicious as aperitif and with sea food Hotel Borgo Egnazia Puglia

Oct 2nd, 2020
Sarah Matta

Wonderful floral and stone fruit nose, bright white peach forward flavor. Very refreshing, love it.

Wonderful floral and stone fruit nose, bright white peach forward flavor. Very refreshing, love it.

Aug 23rd, 2020
Daniel Houser

Daniel had this a year ago

Daniel had this a year ago

Aug 21st, 2021
Chris Wren

Chris had this a year ago

Chris had this a year ago

Aug 6th, 2021
Ian Kerr

Ian had this a year ago

Ian had this a year ago

Jul 3rd, 2021