Leverano is a town and in the comune Italian province of Lecce in the southeastern part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. In 2001 its population was 13,981.
Bounding communes [ edit ]
Population History [ edit ]
History [ edit ]
Leverano was severely destroyed by the
Ostrogoth Totila, it was also destroyed by the Arabs in the 9th century. A tower was later built in 1220 and it protected against pirate raids. The tower is built with Norman architecture.
Leverano DOC [ edit ]
The area around Leverano produces both red, white and
rose Italian DOC wine, though the region produces vastly more red wine than anything else. The grapes are limited to a harvest yield of 15 tonnes/ha. Red wines must have a finished alcohol level of at least 12% and are composed of at least 65% Negroamaro and up to 35% of the assorted blend of Malvasia, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. White wines must have a minimum alcohol level of at least 11% and be composed of at least 65% Malvasia bianca with Trebbiano and Bombino bianco allowed to make up the remaining 35%. [2 ]
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