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  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Aleatico

    Limited plantings of this minor red wine variety are found in warmer areas of California and Australia. Aleatico is m...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Malvasia

    History of the grape: Malvasia is one of those rabbit-like vines that likes to procreate, often spontaneously. For th...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

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  • Gran Passione Salice Salentino Riserva 2012

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    Intriguing, smoky notes of forest floor and farmyard on the nose with dark plum and blackberry with some ripe red apple. Assertive and red fruited on the palate with tart raspberry and cherry notes and hints of clove and loamy earth. This is full and fresh with pert acidity, finishing with a warm medicinal note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010

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    1st things 1st - I was screwing around with another photo and accidentally put up the correct one - my bad. "We call these the "Baby Portos of Italy". After aging properly there is a sweetness that combines with the plush dark berry fruits that when added to the tannic and acidic structure just remind us of baby port wines. Well done "- Paul.88 ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Nicely done!  BTW, Emark isn't the only one with a few wines on hand ... purchased grapes--but the Salice Salentino is a good pizza wine and the Nero d'Avola is okay, too.  One wine I buy almost every winter at Trader Joe's is Castillero del Diablo's Carmenere.  It's a really good introduction to that grape, a former standout (even over Malbec... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hello wine lovers. Im a newby. I find that I love a Mendoza Malbec  like its oxygen and Nineteen Crimes cab is to die for ( althouth not in the way some of the criminals may have in route to australia) . I also am enjoying some less complex but well balanced red blends like Apothic. My favorite malbec so far is Alamos and Cigar Box is pretty nic... Read More

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  • Settled for a very generic Salice Salentino last night.  We'll drink the Perbacco when we get back from Mexico.  It's been my fall back for young Nebbiolo for a few vintages, although I found some non-DOCG last summer and a Gattinara that fit the bill, too.  I'm probably a little unusual in liking young Nebbiolo but I could sub it in for lesser ... Read More

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  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

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    A hint of molasses and cherry on the nose with a clump of earth as well. Easy drinking style and quite fruity, with pleasant red berry and cherry notes and a finish with a touch of clay. 86 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Hello, I like wine. I'm originally from the UK though I've lived ... Morellino di Scansano, and Salice Salentino.I'm also a fan of Sauternes which is what led me here in my search for discovering which to get from my local supermarket; a 2003 or a 2005. Call me Richar Read More

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  • So I am going to take your side on some things, AS, but I wouldn't call a ... ... a decent introduction to Salice Salentino, Aglianico, and Nero d'Avola and it's all about $5.  There was a Nero d'Avola even cheaper (can't recall the name right now) that was even better.  The Casillero del Diablo Carmenere is a really good example of that grape... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • We are looking for great values, and you can find them from just about every ... comparably priced Zins! Salice Salentino and similar red blends: Blended wines featuring Negroamaro with some Malvasia Nera allowed in the case of Salice Salentino or dependant on the traditional varieties that were always planted here to ensure that wine could be... Read More

    From the article Value Southern Italians $15 and Under


  • Salice Salentino Riserva Sigillus Primus 2008

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    Chalky and a bit astringent on the nose with an unusual spice note that melds cedar with iris, grilled beef, and beet root. Fascinating on the nose. In the mouth this is medium plus bodied and yet it remains quite light on its feet with early suggestions of leather and juniper on the palate followed by slight bitter and earthy, if clear and fre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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