We loved this post by top Italian wine blogger and educator Joel Mack, author of Vintrospective.
In it, he calls the 2009 Salice Salentino a “Red Wine of Stunning Quality & Value.”
Here are his tasting notes:
Tasting Notes / Impressions:
Flavors of gorgeous, achingly ripe red and dark fruits, not at all cooked, really sing on a sensuous palate warmed by perfectly balanced alcohol. There is a sense of earthiness, yet in a very soft, polished way. Notes of milk chocolate, hint of herb. Good acidity keeps it all fresh. Love the sleek tannins. Hands down one of the best bargain bottles I have ever tasted.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Just the right level of acidity makes this Salice a great table wine. Recommend baked ziti; roasted or grilled meats, especially good with grilled lamb scented with rosemary; eggplant parmigiana; medium aged cheeses.