Salice Salentino is a red wine originating from the Salice Salentino region of Puglia, Italy, made from the Negroamaro grape variety known for its bold, fruity flavors and high tannins.
Negroamaro grapes used in making Salice Salentino wine have a thick, dark skin that contains a high concentration of tannins, yielding rich, full-bodied flavor and deep, dark color.
To be labeled as Salice Salentino, the wine must contain at least 80% Negroamaro grapes, and the rest may be made up of other local red grape varieties like Malvasia Nera.
Traditional winemaking techniques are used in making Salice Salentino wine. The grapes are harvested by hand, and the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels.
Salice Salentino wine has a complex flavor profile including black cherry, blackberry, spice, vanilla, and leather. It has a bold, fruity taste, high tannins, and a deep, dark color that pairs well with hearty dishes.
Salice Salentino wine pairs well with grilled meats, stews, and pasta with rich tomato sauces.
Salice Salentino wine is best served slightly below room temperature, around 60-65°F, with an alcohol content of 13-14%.
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