2018 Francesco Candido, Salice Salentino Rieserva, “La Carta”, Puglia, Italy

£11.95 £10.95

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Roving Sommelier is passionate about premium quality Italian regional wines. Salice Salentino is a wonderful and very affordable red which Francesco Candido arguably helped to put Puglia on the wine map. In addition, I used to serve this wine more than 20 years ago by the glass when I was a sommelier in London to help my customers discover such a delightful red wine. The “La Carta” Riserva is full of rustic charm and packed with soft cherry and plum fruit and does not disappoint. For me, it’s a great wine to try if you’ve never experienced southern Italian reds before. Candido’s efforts over the years have been rewarded with a distinct increase in quality and this region has seen a positive renaissance with their charming wines. Best enjoyed with a plate of pasta or flavoursome roast or char-grilled meats in a convivial atmosphere.

Alcohol: 13.5% abv (75cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape variety: Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera

Flavour Profile: Medium-full-bodied, Robust, Flavoursome, Forest fruits, Earthy, Savoury, Liquorice, Spice. Perfect with Traditional pasta, Lamb, Beef, Veal, Pork and Game dishes.