Salchetto Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 | 94-points of deliciousness
Medium garnet with a brick-red rim. Lifted aromatics of cherry, raspberry, sage, and violets are complicated by red meat, cedar, and dried herbs. While the palate vibrates with fresh cherry and bright red fruit, all of it lent depth by savory herbs and a hint of spice. Structured tannins and impeccably balanced acidity will allow this classically styled red to improve for another 4-6 years before hitting its plateau. Drink Salchetto Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 now-2025.
94WS | Aromas of green tomato and tomato leaf segue into plum and cherry flavors in this concentrated red. While leather, iron and sanguine notes chime in as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste. Shows terrific intensity and balance. Best from 2022 through 2040. Tasted Salchetto Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 twice, with consistent notes.
Salchetto Winery | Sustainability & Innovation
Salco means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language, an important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind the vines. Salcheto is the name of the stream, which springs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano and winds through a valley where willows abounded. This stream is the boundary of our organic and biodynamic estate, rooted in the historic district of Vino Nobile, in the southeast of the Siena province of Tuscany.
For Salcheto, the results more than lived up to the hype of the vintage. It earned a glowing 94-point review in Wine Spectator that lauded its “terrific intensity and balance” on the heels of having been named the 2014 Gambero Rosso Sustainable Winery of the Year. So, we adore its expressive, lifted aromatics and palate, which is fresh with herbs and spice and alive with the kind of acidity that allows the best Sangiovese of Tuscany to age with grace and vibrancy.
Proprietor Michele Manelli
It’s been a decades-long labor of love for Michele Manelli, and one that has paid off brilliantly. He took ownership of Salcheto in 1997. Then the property, in the hillsides outside of Montepulciano, was still a farm for sheep and other crops. There was a modest patch of Sangiovese there, too. But that was about as far as its connection to the world of high-end Tuscan winemaking went. However, Manelli had vision and determination. First, gutting the cellar, overhauling the winery, and rebuilding it all in 2011. All with a focus on sustainability and innovation. And then he found himself playing in the big-leagues of Tuscan wine. Enjoy his Salchetto Nobile di Montepulciano 2015.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Haven’t yet heard of Salcheto? Galloni raved “don’t miss out on some of the most delicious wines being made in Tuscany today.” WS94 Points|
|Why now?||Availability | $26.99|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|What is it?||Tuscany Italy Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Sangiovese | ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Vegetables, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Comfortable Weekday dinner | Larger Gatherings|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+|