Due to their combination of high quality and affordability, Apulian wines have finally been receiving recognition and have been popping up in my local wine shops. I was rather excited when I caught sight of the new arrival of La Corte Salice Salentino 2009, as I’m a huge fan of Salice Salentinos. Since La Corte’s founding in 1998, their mission has been to produce well-balanced, quality wines and to establish themselves as the leading winemaker in Puglia. They specialise in Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes, both of which are indigenous to Puglia. The wines are produced with a blending of traditional and modern methods such as the minimal use of chemicals and the optimum use of new technological processes.
Red-violet in colour, after aerating aromas of ripe cherry and rich, herbaceous damp earth rose from my glass. Cherry and blackberry pie flavours merged with juicy plum notes in the smooth, medium body. Heaps of spicy black pepper harmonized with dried cherry and cleansing bitter dark chocolate notes in the elongated finish. Rustic, bright and easy drinking, this is a brilliant glass for the table, as well as being great on its own, and super budget friendly.
85% Negroamaro, 15% Malvasia Nera
Bottled by La Corte
Enjoy now thru 2014
Rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast