Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014

$ 20.25

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. Salcheto is the name of a stream that runs through the property where willows once grew in abundance. From the Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile vineyards, one bottle produced per plant.

Winemaking details:

  • 100% Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile
  • Soils: Pliocenic, Sandy­Clay
  • Fermented part in wooden tanks and part in pressure-based steel fermenters
  • Aged 18 months in French and Slavonian oak, 6 months in bottle before release

Tasting Notes: A powerhouse wine, it hits the palate with an exotic array of smoke, incense, scorched earth, iron and black fruit. Ferrous, savory notes add complexity to the intense finish.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Flatbread with Sopressata and fig, smoked pork shank with swiss chard, grilled flank steak