Top taster Greg St. Clair on 2010 Salice Salentino: “I absolutely love this wine’s aromatics”

best salice salentino pugliaHere’s what Greg St. Clair, one of the top authorities on Italian wines working in the U.S. today, had to say this week about the 2010 Salice Salentino by Cantele:

“I absolutely love this wine’s aromatics, so intriguing, full of Middle Eastern spice, elegant plum, bramble, dried-cherry fruit and nuances of fresh Provencal herbs. On the palate the wine is supple, medium bodied while still being so full flavored, easy to drink, only 13.0% alcohol yet this multifaceted red always beckons you for another sip and then another it is just so tasty. Made from 100% Negroamaro fermented in stainless steel and aged in 1-2 year old barrique for 6 months. This complex yet elegant wine comes from Puglia, the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite tomato based pasta dish.”

Click here to read more glowing reviews by some of his colleagues and Stephen Tanzer’s tasting note and 90 point score for the wine (International Wine Cellar).

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