Friday, January 14, 2011

2007 Salice Salentino


2007 Cantele Riserva, DOC Salice Salentino, Puglia

The new year's all about expanding wine drinking horizons, so why not start by drinking obscure Italian wines? A blend of indigenous grapes, 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera, this is surprisingly very good. Dark colours, some oak, but a graphite minerality showing. Develops a meaty, savoury character, harmonious on the palate, transitions well.

A balanced, interesting wine . . . we all need to be drinking more of those.



  1. I'm glad you found a good one. I like these wines, but find that they are hit and miss coming through Vintages. The last 2 or 3 I tried were all sickeningly sweet and confected. Big disappointment! How the LCBO could classify them as “dry” is beyond me...

  2. I had the regular release, which I wrote about at my blog and thought it very nice for the price (just $10). So much good wine out there.