James Suckling 92
“The stone, slate and light salt character with dried apple and lemon is so interesting. Full body.”
Wine Enthusiast 92
“Intriguing aromas evoking sea brine, Mediterranean scrub, mature citrus zest and a hint of pineapple follow over to the racy palate along with yellow apple and a hint of hazelnut. Vibrant acidity and a tangy saline note give it a crisp, savory finish.” K.O.
Wine Spectator 90
“The rich nose hints at smoke, toast and spice, integrating these accents on the clean-cut, medium-bodied palate, with creamy flavors of baked apricot, lemon meringue, fleur de sel and light herb. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2024.” A.N.
6 hours of cryomaceration with soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends an additional 8 months in tank before bottling and release. Calpazio is the name of a local mountain, at the foot of which lies one of the San Salvatore vineyards.
Winemaker’s Note: Exuberant wine, harmonious, with great body and length. Notes of peach, apricot, honey and citrus aromas; very typical of this variety cultivated by the sea.
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San Salvatore is located in the midst of the Cilento National Park, near Paestum, Stio and Giungano, in the Campania region of southern Italy. This mountainous region has a high level of biodiversity and the soil is rich in minerals. The influence of the nearby sea and ideal sun exposure help to create an ideal microclimate for viticulture.
Deeply committed to preserving the delicate balance of the land, San Salvatore takes a special interest in cultivating the vineyards without synthetic products or genetically modified organisms and uses biological processes and biodynamic preparations like horn dung that favor the natural fertility of the ground and the production of humus. Vines are also protected from pest and disease with the careful use of copper and sulfur.
All of San Salvatore's fertilizers are created in-house using natural methods. For example, fertilizers are developed in an integrated biodynamic cycle of complete recovery of the dung of the locally fed water buffaloes that live on the property. The animals naturally combine straw and manure with their clogs and encourage the production of a healthy and highly nourishing organic fertilizer. San Salvatore also has a photovoltaic plant with an electrical power of 96KW that reduces CO2 pollution and is in accordance with the UNI ISO 14064 law.