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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2013 (Apulia, Italy) - [RP 90]
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2013 (Apulia, Italy) - [RP 90]

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Winery: Cantele
Varietal: Proprietary Blend
Region: Apulia, Italy
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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About this Wine:

CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C. Salice Salentino.

TRAINING: Pruned-spur cordon-trained (4,500 plants per hectare).

HARVEST: End of September.

VINIFICATION: After being destemmed and crushed, the must macerates with skin contact for approximately 10 days. Fermentation is carried out at 25-26¡ C.

AGING: Once malolactic fermentation is completed, the wine is aged in 1-year- and 2-year-old barriques for approximately 6 months.

AGING POTENTIAL: This wine is ready to drink but it will continue to evolve for 3-4 years.

COLOR: Streaks of garnet giving way to intense ruby red.

NOSE: Candied fruits and spices that evolve into clean underbrush, tea, and amber notes.

PALATE: Enhanced by notes of red flowers, the aromas return on the palate transported by confident but not overbearing alcohol. The tannins and fresh acidity work in counterpoint to create a balanced, soft wine.

PAIRING: Roast veal and beef, game, lamb, and ripe aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18¡ C. (64¡ F.).

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Cantele 2013 Salice Salentino Riserva shows a greater level of depth and finesse compared to many of its peers. The wine is packed tight with blackberry fruit, with Maraschino cherry, plum and prune in abundance. The wine is chewy and rich for sure, but it also provides an authentic and generous portrait of a red wine from Puglia. A spicy beef or lamb dish would make the perfect pairing partner." - Monica Larner (Aug 30, 2016)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2010 Vintage):
"Good full ruby-red. Dark cherry and graphite aromas are lifted by an enticing spicy character. Supple, spicy and sweet, offering an uncanny combination of vibrancy, fat and density. Finishes suave and long, with fine, sweet tannins and very good lift." - Ian D'Agata (Mar/Apr 2014)

Gambero Rosso " Tre Bicchieri" (3 Glasses) winner and their pick for the Best Value Wine of 2013 (2009 vintage).

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