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Salcheto Rosso di Montepulciano 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
  • RP90
13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Cherry, roasted savory notes and dried grass on the nose. Firm tannic structure, great cherry fruit, with pronounced minerality almost green pepper notes on the finish.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Rosso di Montepulciano is flat-out delicious. This shows more density and depth than the Chianti, with an authoritative, layered core of fruit that caresses the palate from start to finish. The Rosso is 85% Sangiovese plus a dash of Canaiolo and Merlot. It was aged exclusively in steel. This joyous, unoaked red is a steal for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016.
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Salcheto, , Italy
Salcheto
There should be a synergy between the earth and all growing things, man included. At Salcheto they try to respect this relationship on a daily basis, as they attempt to maintain a balance with nature through sustainable farming and winemaking practices. These include non-invasive organic and biodynamic growing methods, as well as systematic energy and water conservation.

Ultimately, the goal is to work in an environmentally responsible manner to create the greatest expression of quality and authenticity in their wines. With this in mind, Salcheto hopes to bring romance and passion to the science of fine winemaking, blending time-honored tradition with modern technology. It is a life challenge that they take very seriously, or at least as seriously as young, passionate winemakers can.

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One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy, spanning nine provinces of the Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia regions. A higher-quality version that must meet more stringent production requirements is known as Prosecco Superiore and must come from the town of either Valdobiaddene or Conegliano. Prosecco can be produced as a still wine, a semi-sparkling wine (“frizzante”), or a fully sparkling wine (“spumante”)—the latter being the most common. While it is typically produced in a “brut” (dry) style, its fresh and fruity character preserved by the tank method of carbonation often makes it seem a bit sweeter than it is in reality. “Extra brut” styles incorporating higher levels of residual sugar are quite popular, however.

Made from the Glera grape, which was formerly and confusingly called Prosecco, these wines are notable for pleasant flavors of peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle. Lower pressure during the carbonation process means that the bubbles are lighter and frothier than in Champagne or other traditional method sparkling wine, and less persistent. Prosecco is also a great choice to blend with orange juice for mimosas for a classic brunch beverage.

ALL4362343_2008 Item# 111559

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