Blend: 85% Negroamaro and 15% Malvasia Nera
A wine of unmistakable personality, Taurino's Salice Salentino has introduced many Americans to the pleasure of Apulian wine. Intense ruby red in color with orange reflections, its unique flavor profile offers red berries, herbs and black cherries. On the palate, it is dry, well balanced and full bodied with a slight bitterness on the finish.
This wine is the perfect match for typical Italian dishes like pizza, pasta, sausages, salami and sharp cheeses. Though not as "flashy" as some of the newer, international-style wines to emerge from Italy, Salice Salentino continues to be a favorite of Italian wine traditionalists.