Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2007
A raisiney, strawberry syrup nose adding cherry notes on the full body with decent tannins. Had just a taste at a tasting, but I bought a bottle to do a more extensive tasting note.
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Sangiovese is the primary grape in this Italian blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Montepulciano (30%), a well-balanced combination that is similar to Chianti but a bit lighter and with more fruit. The tannins are pronounced but hang back a bit because of the dark fruit notes, and there is a characteristic subtle spiciness common to Italian reds that highlights the depth and character of the wine.
The estate's 2007 Rosso Piceno is an unqualified success. This soft-textured red caresses the palate with waves of ripe fruit, tobacco and spices. It offers remarkable balance at this level and must surely be one of Italy's finest wines at this price point. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
The 2008 Rosso Piceno is a pleasant, fruity red to drink over the next few years. This cask-aged blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Montepulciano offers good length and lovely balance at this level, with pretty floral notes that linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011.
One of the absolute best values in Italian wine in the store - take notice of this one. Beautiful and lush, with a nose of blackberry, tobacco smoke and earth, followed by a blend of spice and dark fruit, and gentle tannins on the (supremely) lengthy finish. Did I mention I love this wine?
The 2006 Rosso Piceno (70% Sangiovese, 30% Montepulciano) is a fresh, perfumed wine with a pretty core of dark fruit and good overall balance. It is an approachable red to drink now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
A blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese that delivers loads of plum and black cherry fruit along with soft tannins. An approachable wine that screams "house red!"
Saladini Pilastri was the first winery in the Piceno area to achieve the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Italy's wine bible, the Gambero Rosso. All the winemaking is overseen by celebrated enologist Alberto Antonini. All of the farming is done without the use of chemical fertilizers and the winery is recognized by the EU as organic. Wine Advocate raves about the wines, perpetually scoring them 90 and above. This Rosso Piceno is full bodied and rich, a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Montepulciano. The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks and is further aged for six months in large oak casks to give smooth tannins without adding overpowering oak flavors to the wine.