December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 8

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
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Gran Passione literally means “Grand
Passion,” which is what defines
Winesellers, Ltd. They are a large,
multinational wine company with
holdings all over the world and they are
very passionate about each and every
one of them.
This Salice Salentino Riserva is one
of the best we’ve ever tasted. It is
fashioned in Puglia, Italy, often referred
to as the heel of the boot. For a very
long time, this area was home to
bulk wine producers. Because of the
warm climate in the vineyards, local
winemakers made large, alcoholic
wines to add strength to weaker
vintages in the wines of the North.
As the climate changed, their grapes
were no longer needed for this purpose,
so a critical path had to be crossed. The
winemakers of Puglia could not exist
making bulk wine for blending. They
had to make wines that could stand on
their own in order to survive.
Their savior was Puglia’s very own
indigenous grape, Negroamaro. When
carefully grown and vinified, this grape
can stand next to almost any in the
world. It produces wines of breathless
presence and flavor that have been a
favorite of aficionados for decades.
This Riserva is handled very specifically,
as it represents the best grapes from
the best parcels and is aged in oak to
add complexity and length. The result
is a grand wine with gorgeous color. Its
nose of plum and anise and flavors of
blackberry, cherry and licorice are all
held in check by the luscious tannins.
Region: Salice Salentino DOC, Puglia, Italy • Alcohol: 13.0%
GRAN PASSIONE
Salice Salentino Riserva, 2013
Black Currant and
Plum
Richly Textured Berry,
Spice
Now through 2022
Game, Red Meat
Medium Magenta
Very Long with Hints
of Cherry
ITEM #: V1217R2II
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