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Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
Wine Spectator 94
Aromas of green tomato and tomato leaf segue into plum and cherry flavors in this concentrated red. Leather, iron and sanguine notes chime in as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste. Shows terrific intensity and balance. Best from 2022 through 2040.

Wine Enthusiast 94
WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 11
Editor's Choice
Made with organically cultivated Sangiovese, this fragrant elegant red opens with enticing scents of underbrush, sunbaked earth, wild berry, violet, crushed mint and a ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
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Wine Spectator 94
Aromas of green tomato and tomato leaf segue into plum and cherry flavors in this concentrated red. Leather, iron and sanguine notes chime in as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste. Shows terrific intensity and balance. Best from 2022 through 2040.

Wine Enthusiast 94
WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 11
Editor's Choice
Made with organically cultivated Sangiovese, this fragrant elegant red opens with enticing scents of underbrush, sunbaked earth, wild berry, violet, crushed mint and a balsamic whiff of camphor. Smooth and savory, the linear palate has surprising vibrancy for such a hot vintage, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, strawberry compote, star anise and white pepper. Elegant fine-grained tannins lend polished support while a coffee note lingers on the close. Drink through 2025.

Wine Advocate 91
The price difference between this 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Vecchie Viti del Salco is noteworthy. This more affordable option delivers ripe fruit, dark cherry and blackcurrant folded within spice and delicate hints of campfire ash. It is a pure expression of Sangiovese, otherwise known locally as Prungnolo Gentile. The wine ages for 18 months in oak, of which 70 is botte grande and 30 is tonneaux. You'll catch a lot of plummy, ripe fruit flavors on the finish. A solid 120,000 bottles were produced.

Decanter 90
Besides an extensive program of sustainability and environmental responsibility, Salcheto's wines are certified organic and incorporate biodynamic practices. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts, and they add only a small amount of SO2 at bottling. The result is an energetic wine where fragrant cherry, plum and mint aromas mingle with balsamic and cedar notes. It's fairly weighty and ripe on the palate, though the tannins are in proportion. This just needs some time to knit together.

At Salcheto they try to respect this relationship on a daily basis, as they attempt to maintain a balance with nature through sustainable farming and winemaking practices. These include non-invasive organic and biodynamic growing methods, as well as systematic energy and water conservation.
About Salcheto
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.
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Among the best Montepulciano wines
Posted byJohn on Apr 3, 2019Verified Purchase
"It was okay."
Posted byJun on Mar 23, 2019Verified Purchase
Very strongly flavored
"It was good - but not for us - too much. Maybe keeping it in the wine cellar for a few years would moderate the flavor."
Posted byMarykate .r on Mar 22, 2019
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