FOUR STARS | Joelle Thomson
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FOUR STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Another budget belter from the Stephen Bennett MW portfolio. This smooth blend of Merlot and Negroamaro is exactly what you need as the days get cooler, the BBQ gets pushed aside and pizza and pasta grace the dinner table instead.
A bit juicy, a bit spicy and at a cracking good price. You can't go wrong.
Joelle Thomson writes "Drinkable Italian wines under $15 are thin on the ground but this newcomer breaks the mould and is made mostly from Merlot (65%) with Negroamaro (35%) providing the Italian-esque je ne sais quoi of ripe black fruit, savoury spice and liquorice flavours. Saluti means ‘greetings’. It’s made in Puglia; the hot, arid, sun drenched heel of the Italian boot, and is imported here by Master of Wine Stephen Bennett; a long time Italiaphile who has opened many doors for Spanish wine in this country. Let’s hope he can do the same for Italy.”