2015 Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano SKU #1386037

Price: $22.99

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  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Smooth and rich expressions that show the best of Montepulciano. Aromas include black berry, cherry, smoked spice, leather and moist tobacco. Pair this wine with stewed veal.This 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano impresses for its rich, weighty personality packed with red fruit. The roundness of the fruit carries through nicely to the finish, showing no hard edges and long balance.
  • William Beare
    By: William Beare
    K&L Staff Member
    I keep buying bottles of this wine to "put away" only to drink them the very next time I'm reaching for Sangiovese (which is often). It's a problem I don't truly mind having, because as much as I look forward to revisiting this wine in another 2-3 years, it is so very pleasing now. The nose is gorgeous, and hints at a sweeter wine than what hits your palate. The aroma is full of tart fruit and vanilla-clove spice, but the palate is old world-- rustic tannin and some savory baking chocolate and leather on the finish. A fantastic value!
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    This Sangiovese has a sassy attitude and I'm loving it. It shows a mix of sweet and sour cherry fruit, some figs and a waft of mint and herbs. The longer it is open, the sweeter side of the cherry fruit comes forward and the wine remains dry and structured with some pleasantly grippy tannins. Pop this open and let it breathe while you cook that steak. You're in for a treat.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Vino Nobile has maintained far less of a presence in the US market than its better known neighbor Chianti but some of its finer producers are making every effort to reverse that. The 2015 Salcheto Vino Nobile is one of their finest to-date and a wonderful expression of Sangiovese from the hillside of Montepulciano. Its expressive aromas of red berries, wild herb, earth and leather are joined by a polished palate of bright berry fruit with slightly dusty tannins on the finish. The winery ages this in large botte and smaller French oak barrels that refine what would normally be a more structured and firmer wine. This classic Tuscan shines at the dinner table.
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    Sangiovese keeps finding ways into my heart, and this current from Salcheto is no exception. Hitting the right price point under $22 dollars, the Salcheto is a crowd pleaser with balanced acid, mild tannins, and very accessible drinkability. Looking for an easy going but well made wine for a fancy Italian dinner? Look no further, I think I found it right here.
  • Rachel Alcarraz
    By: Rachel Alcarraz
    K&L Staff Member
    The name Salcheto comes from the river that runs through the town of Montepulciano in the Southeastern portion of Sienna. It derives from the ancient Tuscan name for "Willow Tree" whose branches were used to trellis the vines of the area. Not only is the wine rich with tradition, its rich and spicy aromatics jump out of the glass that is calmed by a deep undertone of cocoa. The full ripeness of the 2015 vintage shows in the black cherry character of the wine. As it sits in the glass the nose and palate are flooded with lightly toasted baking spice. The spicy and dry tannins stick on the finish while that lush fruit is balanced with a bing of acidity.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of this wine is enticing, a combination of sweet, wild cherry fruit coupled with a savory, umami like character. On the palate this intrigue opens and develops another layer of complexity the savory side deepens and the fruit becomes more intense. The wine starts off with a supple; rather soft palate presence but then begins to show its structure, super fine grain tannin frames the wine. The Organic nature of this wine is readily apparent, the fruit is so pure, the wine is so balanced it is really a grand wine at this pricepoint.
    Drink from 2018 to 2026


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