Wine Spectator 96
This features a core of ripe, sweet plum, blackberry and spice flavors, accented by earth, wild herbs and tobacco. Though dense and muscular, there's also a beam of vibrant acidity that keeps this focused and fresh. Best from 2023 through 2042. 1,000 cases made, 100 cases imported.
Wine Enthusiast 94
"Ripe plum, baking spice, menthol and new leather are just some of the aromas youll find on this fantastic Sangiovese. On the elegantly structured, delicious palate, notes of ground pepper and licorice accent a core of juicy black cherry and crushed raspberry set against a backbone of taut, refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it nicely balanced. Drink 20242034." ~KO
100% PRUGNOLO GENTILE (Certified Organic/Sustainbly farmed; 14% alc; 24 months aged 30% BOTTE, 70% TONNEAUX) From the most mature plots in the vineyards of the company, the Salco and the Laghetto, Salco is produced thanks to a clone of Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile that at each vintage reaches with ease a slight over ripeness. After maturing 2 years in wood, it is refined up to 4 years in our cellar.
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Salco means "willow tree" in the ancient Tuscan language, an important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind the vines. Salcheto is the name of the stream , which springs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano and winds through a valley where willows abounded. This stream is the boundary of the Salcheto organic and biodynamic estate, rooted in the historic district of Vino Nobile, in the southeast of the Siena province of Tuscany. The willow tree, a species that we continue to replant at the winery, also contributes to the winery's energy independence, is today prominently represented in our logo as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
As quite possible the most eco-sustainable winery in the world, the Salcheto winery produces wine leaving zero (negative!) carbon footprint. Since 2011, Salcheto has relied on full energy independence, becoming, probably, the first "Off Grid" winery, in the sense of being completely disconnected from traditional power-distribution network. Ultimately, the goal is to work in an environmentally responsible manner to create the greatest expression of quality and authenticity in their wines. With this in mind, Salcheto hopes to bring romance and passion to the science of fine winemaking, blending time-honored tradition with modern technology. It is a life challenge that they take very seriously in making high quality, ecosustainable Tuscan wines.