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Another wine from Puglia

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Brand NameCastello Monaci
Wine NameSalice Salentino
Vintage (Year)2010
AVASalice Salentino
CountryItaly
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeMalvasia Nero, Negro Amaro
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
1
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
3
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

Okay, so years ago I had a Salice Salentino and loved it, but did learn that it wasn't a grape, but a style of wine based on the denomination (I will be writing an article on this tomorrow).  So, while over at Canal's in Pennsauken, I decided to try another bottle.

This one is 80% Negro Amaro and the rest Malvasia Nero; thanks to Al's birthday gift to me, I have really been learning a lot about Italian wines.  The taste is heavy on tobacco, with a dash of cocoa and blackberry.  The finish is pretty quick and this wine has just a little bit of tartness.  It is not the juiciest, but it is good and I had it with a nicely spiced sirloin steak.  The color is medium to dark purple and because of this damned cold, I can't even comment on the aroma.

 

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