Cantele, Salice Salentino, Riserva, Italy
The wines of Puglia have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. The Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva is made from 100% Negroamaro grapes (as is bound by the region's rules) and is aged for approximately 6 months in oak barriques.
For us, the Negromaro grape always gives a little bit of a chocolate edge to it and is why we can pick it out at blind tastings. This is a superb next level representation of the grape and region. Bold, fruit forward and balanced if you like fuller reds it will be difficult to not love this!