Cantina Zolla, Salice Salentino

€20.99

From the same stable as the excellent I Muri wines comes this, thoughtful, structured and altogether more meditative wine made in the region that has become the staple of the Puglian wine scene.

Salice Salentino is a wine from the town of Salento in the south of Puglia between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, on the Salento peninsula. Dry, with varied soils, it is the heat the creates the intense dark, shiny red wines, but it is the heat that is the enemy too. Increased temperatures will see the vines shut down and produce less and less fruit in very hot vintages, which are becoming all-too frequent.

The wines are typically really charming and we've long been fans of the Candindo version of this wine, which you can find a few pages back if you're interested. This though is a richer and more complex version that has more ageing capacity as well as a broader and more mouth-coating texture. Flavours of cherry, plum and pomegranate with sweet spices, leather and a finish that shows garrigue-like herbs of the Mediterranean coast. It's a wine of a place for sure, and a wine that travels extremely successfully.

A blend of Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera (which is often used to add delicacy and aromatic character to Italian wines), this shows the classic wine flavours of the south of Italy and is one of the best examples we know.

Region: Puglia

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera

Style: Smooth, Rich, Juicy, Full, Fleshy, Creamy

Best food matches: Pork, Pizza, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Grills, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 13.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

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Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.