2014 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva SKU #1337081


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100% Negroamaro.

Staff Reviews

  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Puglia seems a world away sometimes but it is one of the best value regions in Italy, and the indigenous varieties there produce strikingly delicious examples. This wine’s aromatics are 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.
    Drink from 2018 to 2021
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    If you're having a hunk of ribeye, a wine with more structure and tannins would be a more appropriate match but if you want a Wednesday wine that is a perfect pairing with pizza, this round, rustic red is the bottle for you. This explodes with plump dark fruit, baking spice and sports fine acidity with a snappy finish. Its lip-smacking juiciness is irresistible.
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    There is a nice compromise here between the old school/Old World style, and abundance of fruit, which results in a nice and gulpable wine with complexity! The notes of black pepper adds intrigue to this very good wine. An excellent value.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    This has been a consistent hit with our customers and Cantele continues to produce high quality wine at very modest price points. Their latest Salice offers up their trademark rich baked red and black fruit with sweet tannins and bright acidity that together make this a wonderful table red. Cantele sets the bar high which is why we sell so much of this wine every vintage.
  • Anthony Russo
    By: Anthony Russo
    K&L Staff Member
    Warm, baked fruit paired with soft and supple tannins make this an easy week night drinker. The solid structure will go along with a lot of different meal pairings, so grab some pizza and enjoy!
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Puglia is going through a rebirth when it comes to wine, and all over Southern Italy innovative producers are using indigenous varieties to coax the local terroir flavors out of their soil. These are wines with character, balance, weight and a unique expression of their varietals rarely seen here in the USA. This Salice Salentino is one of those wines, 100% Negroamaro, dark fruit, some spice and lots of acidity, prefect for pizza & pasta.


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