Wine Enthusiast 94
"Another stellar performance from this sustainable estate, this 100 Sangiovese made from organically farmed grapes is smooth and delicious. Opening with aromas of mature black-skinned fruit, violet and dark spice, the velvety, medium-bodied expands into juicy Morello cherry, ripe plum and licorice before closing on a tobacco note. Taut, fine-grained tannins provide elegant support. Drink through 2027. " ~K O'keefe
Wine Spectator 90
"Plum and black cherry flavors are framed by sweet, wood smoke and spice in this supple red. It's firm, with refined and well-integrated tannins and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, earth and spice. Drink now through 2028. 13,300 cases made, 4,200 cases imported." ~ BS
Wine Advocate 90
"The organic 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers a delicate embroidery of red fruit, pressed violet and potting soil. There are subtle highlights of dried orange peel and iron ore as well. This pretty wine prizes fruit purity and simplicity. It offers a naked interpretation of this noble appellation without distractions or too many bells or whistles. The wine is light and streamlined on the palate, but there is enough tannic power to carry it over a meal of pici pasta and rabbit rag." -ML
"Salcheto checks a lot of boxes. The winery is powered by renewable energy, water waste is 100 recycled, there are no added sulphites during vinification and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in light weight bottles. Above all, the Nobile tastes delicious. It is clean and immediately appealing offering complex cedar, earth, tea and balsamic nuances atop forest fruit. Full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins. A great success for this challenging vintage. Drinking Window 2020 2030" ~ML
Gambero Rosso - Three Glasses
(Alcohol: 13,5; Dry Extract: 30,12 Ph: 3,58; Total Acidity: 5,14 Phenols: 4465 Color Tonality: 0,88 Color Intensity: 7,90 Residual Sugar: 1,19)
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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.