2021 Salento Cantine de Falco

Grapes Negroamaro
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Puglia
Sub-district Salento
ABV 13%

It is worth underlining that this wine costs less than a tenner, and it is an absolute superstar. Bright, spicy, plummy, silky-smooth and with no trace of over-ripeness, this is a textbook Negroamaro, and it is so much more expressive than the hefty, soulless wines one usually finds at this price. Perfect with all manner of Italian cuisine, this is your ideal ‘vino della casa’. Matthew Jukes (Jul 2022)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

This is an absolute beauty, deeply fruity, with black cherry, blueberry and plum fruit, all underpinned with a delicious floral note. In the mouth the wine is lithe and supple, perfumed violets, red and black fruits, touch of mocha and then medium weight and a tangy freshness.L&S (Jul 2022)

Cantine de Falco

We were delighted to meet the energetic team from Cantine de Falco on our last trip to Italy. The enthusiasm for what they are doing here is contagious. Located near Lecce in the heart of Salento country, at Novoli, this 50 year old estate has really hit its stride recently. Salvatore has been succeeded by his son Gabriele but the understanding of this place and the vines has been passed on seamlessly. With average vine age now between 20 and 30 years old the fruit is of great intensity and quality. We were struck by the purity of the fruit character here - the fabulous, clean-cut expression that fills the glass from each varietal. Our favourites from the estate are the Negroamaro and the super Primitivo. Both fine, lithe and pretty examples. Yes, these are Puglian, so all is relative, but these are the brightest, most fun examples we have tasted for ages. An exciting new signing and remarkable value.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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