Azienda Agricola Taurino Cosimo Salice Salentino Riserva 2004

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MADE FROM THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF GRAPE: Negroamaro 80% and Malvasia Nera 20% AGING: suited for a long aging ORGANOLEPTIC TEST: colour: rather deep, but bright ruby red, slight orange shade fragrance: subtle, light, and flowery bouquet taste: dry, round and mellow, tasty with dry finish, robust and full-bodied alcohol content: 13% vol GASTRONOMY: classification: red wine served with: roasted meat, poultry, game, dressed pork products, mixed grill serving temperature: 18 degrees C

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For over 4000 years grapes have been prospering on the Salentine Peninsula, thanks to the devoted attention, the loyalty and the intelligence of the wine-growers. Without this ever constant care - due to the concern man has always had for wine as a noble drink and a devine gift -without the perseverance and the love for the soil, much land would have remained waste and covered by forests as ... Read more
For over 4000 years grapes have been prospering on the Salentine Peninsula, thanks to the devoted attention, the loyalty and the intelligence of the wine-growers. Without this ever constant care - due to the concern man has always had for wine as a noble drink and a devine gift -without the perseverance and the love for the soil, much land would have remained waste and covered by forests as it was thousands of years ago. The Phoenicians, and later the Greek, followed by Basilian monks, gave the grape and wine a flourisch which has no equal in the cultivation of other plants. The Taurino family have always been wine - growers and the beart of their farm is the estate "Notarpanaro" which in the last century was known as "Notare Panaro". In a legal deed dated November 22th, 1817 which concerned a change in tithes, one can read: "...the land Notare Panaro, part of the territory of Mesagne, is governed according to the tithe system. The tithe must be paid to the Most Exellent Family Mugnozza, and in their name Mrs. di Virgiliis changes the income of the foresaid one hundred and eighty - four and a half "tomoli", into a monetary rent, just as prescribed in the royal decrees of June 20 th, 1808 and January 17th,1810 Mr. Longo was offered, in the name of the foresaid, thirty silverducats a year, to be paid on July 15th every year.For the landowners this rent is to be free from any deductions or levies already decreed or still to be decreed by the Sovereign..." The struggle to bring the soil from what was once a wild and abbandoned land under cultivation,the planing of wineyards, the loving care for the grapes, the choice of the grapes and the wine-marking,is due to the Taurino family which has dedicated all its zeal to preserving the traditional skills in the blending of the wines, even if today modern process have been introduced onto the premises,where the very best wines if the Salento are kept.In a few years,with the passionate interest of the ancient vintners,receptive to technological process and keeping fait with traditional standars of quality, the Taurino family has succeeded in making the red, rose' and white wines of the Salento known and appreciated all over the world. These wines, which are of excellent quality include also those protected by the "certificate of controlled origin" granted to the lands where the "Brindisi" and "Salice Salentino" wines come from. Read less

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
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4.00 5
05/07/2010

Dull brick red with burnt orange rim, aromas of dried cherries, plums and red berries with baking spices, dried stone fruits, earth and leather with baking spice on palate with focused, balanced personality to a long finish. The BOMB! This '04 Reserva is still available from some specialty retailers. Don't pass up on this great value food wine from Apulia!


Snooth User: tommasol
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3.00 5
11/30/2008

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Snooth User: Jimmie Cormier
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0.00 5
08/17/2012

I was first exposed to Salice Salentino while dinning in a quaint, but very comfortable, restaurant in Amsterdam. A colleague told me the story of he and his wife recently traveling to southeastern Italy on vacation and having tried this blended wine. I fell in love with it immediately and have purchased (and consumed) several bottles since first tasting it in 2009. Our local wine source no longer stocks it. I am searching for a convenient (and inexpensive) supply near Houston, Tx.


3.00 5
06/20/2009

Great delicious wine I enjoyed at frankies spuntino this week. Fruit but also quite complex


Snooth User: Khymn
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4.00 5
03/31/2009

Had this wine at Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles. Excellent wine for the value, and was perfectly paired with pizza and other Italian odds and ends!


Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
12/14/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Azienda Agricola Taurino Cosimo Salice Salentino Riserva

External Review
10/15/2009

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.


External Review
03/05/2009

Made from the Negroamaro grape in the region of Apulia, in Southern Italy, this delicious wine represents great value. Black fruit flavors combine with a slight herbal edge and finishes with firm tannins.



MADE FROM THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF GRAPE: Negroamaro 80% and Malvasia Nera 20% AGING: suited for a long aging ORGANOLEPTIC TEST: colour: rather deep, but bright ruby red, slight orange shade fragrance: subtle, light, and flowery bouquet taste: dry, round and mellow, tasty with dry finish, robust and full-bodied alcohol content: 13% vol GASTRONOMY: classification: red wine served with: roasted meat, poultry, game, dressed pork products, mixed grill serving temperature: 18 degrees C

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