Salice Salentino Riserva 'Anticaia', Cantina San Donaci, Puglia 2011

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Salice Salentino Riserva 'Anticaia', Cantina San Donaci, Puglia 2011


Whoooooooot wheeeeeeeeeew! (that’s the official written form of a wolf whistle in case you didn’t know). This wine is just bursting with authentic Puglian charm and it’s almost impossible not to smile in its company. The high-toned aromas tease the senses with aromas of sautéed plums, ripe cherries and a squeeze of orange juice swirling with notes of wood polish, sweet tobacco, saddle leather, cigar box spices and fruit-drenched wood. There is such a fantastic flavour balance between the ripe, sunny, savoury southern Italian flavours and the perky, vibrant, mouth-watering red and black fruits. I love holding the flavours in my mouth so much that I almost don’t want to swallow it! Almost. In terms of weight, it sits somewhere between medium- and full-bodied, its texture favouring fine-grained opulence and charm rather than tannic heft. You are in no doubt as to the wine’s place of origin – the flavours guide you there as if you were following a GPS signal. An outstanding bargain, this comes with our highest recommendation. 14% alc. A blend of Negroamaro (90%) and Malvasia Nera (10%) aged for two years in wooden barrels and then in bottle. Drink now – 2019.

Customer comments:

"We tried the Anticaia on Saturday night and thought it was delicious; quite smooth yet a bit earthy; reminded a bit of some of the nicer Priorat-style wine I've had. Excellent recommendation - thank you!" - Mr. M.M., 30th November 2015

"The Salice Salentino in particular was fantastic."  - Mrs. J.C., 21st November 2015

"We tore into the Puglian wine - it was wonderful!" - Mrs. D.H., 7th November 2015

"Had a bottle of the negroamaro (Anticaia) on Friday night; Absolutely wonderful; totally what I need. A brilliant find by you: well done!" - Mr R.D. - 11th November 2015

"A gorgeous drop" - Mr. M.C., 23rd November 2015

"OK, I think that this is now your best value wine (replacing the previous front runner, the Two Terrace Red)." - Mr. A.M., 6th January 2016

"It was delicious!" - Ms. S.S., 4th April 2016

"I thought it was incredible" - Mr. A.F., 27th September 2016

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