This wine is from Salcheto Winery's most important vineyard and label. Salco means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language, and Salcheto is the name of the stream that runs through the property where willows once grew in abundance. This classic Italian wine is 100% Prugnolo Gentile, the local Sangiovese Grosso grape, and the varietal used in the town of Montepulciano, Tuscany for the production of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and is indicative of the elegance of this legendary region.
The Salcheto winery is animated by a basic principle: that there should be a synergy between the earth and all growing things. For this reason, all of their water waste is recycled, no sulphites are added during vinification, and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in lightweight bottles. All of this makes for a refined character that speaks to a sense of place.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is an approachable and delicious expression of this quintessential Italian varietal. This wine is immediately appealing with a brilliant red color. The nose is complex with aromas of strawberry, rosemary, cedar, earth, tea, balsamic, and forest fruit. The palate is full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins at the end. Pair this wine with braised short ribs over creamy polenta, or some easy grilled rosemary lamb. This wine would also pair perfectly with any dish involving cooked tomatoes and herbs, especially dishes like pappa al pomodoro.