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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2014 (Apulia, Italy)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2014 (Apulia, Italy)

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Winery: Cantele
Varietal: 100% Negroamaro
Region: Apulia, Italy
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Salice Salentino Riserva is a heavy and concentrated wine with prune, raisin and blackberry jelly. The wine is hearty and dense with sweet flavors on the finish that are interwoven tightly with equally savory characteristics. Despite those big bones, this wine from Cantele ultimately offers good balance and a very clean and correct drinking style. It a great value, too." - Monica Larner (31st Aug 2017)

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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