• "Biskero" Chianti DOCG 2020 (BIO)

      “Biskero” Chianti DOCG 2020 (BIO)

      Chianti Biskero by Salcheto is a juicy, open and cheerful drop. Black cherries and plums merge with sweet spices and dark, earthy notes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 8% Canaiolo, 7% Mammolo
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 4 months 30/70 tonneaux/stainless steel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,59 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,63
      • Closure: Nomacorc
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352120 · 0,75 l · 11,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,70 €
    • Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Intense, immediate Rosso di Montepulciano with aromas of cherries, blackberries and spices. Juicy and expressive on the palate, the tannins well integrated. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Prugnolo Gentile, 8% Canaiolo, 7% Merlot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,54 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,76 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: Nomacorc
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352819 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • Miele dei Colli Senesi (BIO)

      Miele dei Colli Senesi (BIO)

      Soc. Agr. Salcheto | Tuscany

      Golden yellow honey with a fine floral scent. Its creamy consistency makes it the ideal bread spread, which is also suitable for sweetening pastries and drinks. Eight colonies of the gold bee (Mellifera Ligustica) perform their useful service around the vineyards of Salcheto, Poggio Piglia and La Bandita and provide us with this delicious delicacy in the finest organic quality. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Best Before: 07/2022
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      40401023 · 400 g · 3,48 €/100 g · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2018 (BIO)

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2018 (BIO)

      Salcheto's garnet-red sparkling Vino Nobile delights us with fragrant dried plum and a hint of cinnamon and clove. On the palate, much present fruit, fine, sweet melting in the long finish. An authentic and pleasantly elegant organic wine from the heart of the Montepulciano region. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliantly shining garnet red. At first smell, rich spicy notes of rosemary, black olives and cedar, then ripe blueberry and cassis. Fills the mouth completely, presents itself in a stoffig woven tannin dress, with good structure, compact, pithy, with some persistence in the finish." Falstaff

      "A core of black cherry, plum and blueberry fruit is augmented by earth, tobacco and rosemary in this chunky red, which is balanced, with a light granular quality to the tannins. The herb elements linger, along with the fruit." Wine Spectator

      "Salchetto's launching pad Vino Nobile is crafted from the estate's organically farmed 15 hectares and is the choicest selection of grapes. Appealing from the get-go, this 100% Sangiovese smells of summer's bounty with cherry, plum, blackberry and strawberry. Hints of flint, iron and garden herbs provide nuance. The palate is fruit-laden but not heavy, and there is lovely freshness. Dry, linear tannins are sandy in texture and speak to the wine's serious side." Decanter

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,64 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: pasta with rabbit ragout
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352418 · 0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Fine Nobile Riserva with spicy notes of clove and cinnamon on a clear fruit base of wild berries. Soft, full-bodied and with delicate tannins on the palate, it finishes long and dynamic. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red. Expressive and inviting nose of blood oranges, rich cherries and a hint of cold smoke, reverberating with rich raspberries and slightly fleshy tones, multi-layered. Round and harmonious on the palate, opens on a spicy core, with tension and juice, punchy finish." Falstaff

      "Winemaker Michele Manelli has retooled Tuscany's traditional governo technique for Salcheto's Riserva. He adds partially dried grapes to his best cask of Vino Nobile, triggering a second fermentation for a softer, rounder and more concentrated Sangiovese. The 2016 is laden with black cherry, cinnamon, clove and orange peel. Underneath all the richness, a stony mineral note shines through. This is flattering in its presentation and accessible now, but has the fruit, structure and succulent acidity to age for another seven to eight years." Decanter

      "Aromas of plum, violet and tobacco are front and center along with a whiff of camphor on this fragrant, savory red. The smooth, enveloping palate has a weightless quality, featuring spiced blueberry, dried cherry and licorice framed in tightly knit but elegant tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Boasting ripe black cherry, blackberry, floral and licorice flavors, this red is expressive and balanced. Firm tannins offer structure as this remains on the elegant side, lingering with echoes of fruit, wild herbs and mineral." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Prugnolo Gentile, 5% Colorino
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,12 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352916 · 0,75 l · 31,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,50 €
    • "Salco" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      “Salco” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Racy and seductive Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Very intense bouquet of fruit, tobacco, herbs and toasted notes. At the palate voluminous and harmoniously round, silky-sweet tannins and excellent length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Salco is an organic selection of fruit from across the estate's best vineyards. You definitely get the warmth and intensity that is characteristics of this vintage, and the wine shows a very healthy and opulent quality of fruit. Like some of the other important wines from 2015, Salco's texture is loose and open-knit, with some mild grittiness on the tannins. However, the mouthfeel tapers down to a silky and fine finish all said and done." Robert Parker

      "Fragrant purple-flower, dark spice and black-skinned-berry aromas mix with new leather and pipe tobacco. It's both elegant and enveloping, delivering ripe Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and hints of dried herb alongside taut, velvety tannins. It closes on a note of coffee bean. Drink through 2027." Wine Enthusiast

      "Beginning to hit a sweet spot, revealing fading cherry, plum, iron, mushroom, woodsy and tobacco aromas and flavors. Its tannins are still a bit gruff, but nothing a good steak or braised lamb or beef dish won't take care of." Wine Spectator

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Prugnolo Gentile
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 barrique/tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352315 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      35,90 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) · MAGNUM

      This garnet-red sparkling Vino Nobile delights us with fragrant dried plum and a hint of cinnamon and clove. Lots of present fruit on the palate, fine, sweet melting in the long finish. An authentic and pleasantly elegant organic wine from the heart of the Montepulciano region. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The organic 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers a delicate embroidery of red fruit, pressed violet and potting soil. There are subtle highlights of dried orange peel and iron ore as well. This pretty wine prizes fruit purity and simplicity. It offers a naked interpretation of this noble appellation without distractions or too many bells or whistles. The wine is light and streamlined on the palate, but there is enough tannic power to carry it over a meal of pici pasta and rabbit ragù." Robert Parker

      "Plum and black cherry flavors are framed by sweet, wood smoke and spice in this supple red. It's firm, with refined and well-integrated tannins and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, earth and spice." Wine Spectator

      "Salcheto checks a lot of boxes. The winery is powered by renewable energy, water waste is 100% recycled, there are no added sulphites during vinification and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in light weight bottles. Above all, the Nobile tastes delicious. It is clean and immediately appealing offering complex cedar, earth, tea and balsamic nuances atop forest fruit. Full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins. A great success for this challenging vintage." Decanter

      "Made with organically grown Sangiovese and adhering to certified sustainable practices, this delicious, fragrant red offers enticing scents of dark spice, new leather, wild berry and eucalyptus oil. The elegantly structured palate boasts wonderful fruit and spice, showcasing juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote and cinnamon while a licorice note lingers on the close. Silky tannins and fresh acidity keep it nicely balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,12 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,14 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,19 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29352617 · 1,5 l · 25,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,90 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2018 (BIO) <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2018 (BIO) · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Salcheto's garnet-red sparkling Vino Nobile delights us with fragrant dried plum and a hint of cinnamon and clove. On the palate, much present fruit, fine, sweet melting in the long finish. An authentic and pleasantly elegant organic wine from the heart of the Montepulciano region. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliantly shining garnet red. At first smell, rich spicy notes of rosemary, black olives and cedar, then ripe blueberry and cassis. Fills the mouth completely, presents itself in a stoffig woven tannin dress, with good structure, compact, pithy, with some persistence in the finish." Falstaff

      "A core of black cherry, plum and blueberry fruit is augmented by earth, tobacco and rosemary in this chunky red, which is balanced, with a light granular quality to the tannins. The herb elements linger, along with the fruit." Wine Spectator

      "Salchetto's launching pad Vino Nobile is crafted from the estate's organically farmed 15 hectares and is the choicest selection of grapes. Appealing from the get-go, this 100% Sangiovese smells of summer's bounty with cherry, plum, blackberry and strawberry. Hints of flint, iron and garden herbs provide nuance. The palate is fruit-laden but not heavy, and there is lovely freshness. Dry, linear tannins are sandy in texture and speak to the wine's serious side." Decanter

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,64 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2031+
      • Food Recommendations: pasta with rabbit ragout
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29353018 · 3 l · 33,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      99,50 €
    • "Vecchie Viti del Salco" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO) <br>3 Bottles in Gift Box

      “Vecchie Viti del Salco” Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (BIO) · 3 Bottles in Gift Box

      Just 3,500 bottles from the yield of the oldest vines of the Salco vineyard are sold with beautiful labels in a fancy 3-bottle box. In the glass, we are delighted by an extremely elegant Sangiovese with a very harmonious texture and very classic, earthy-spicy notes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark luminous, elegant and deep ruby red. Spicy-meaty nose at first, opens on classy rosemary notes, dried tomato, then lovely cherry. Punchy on the palate with tightly woven tannin, tense, salty mineral on the back end, great length." Falstaff

      "From Salcheto's 2-hectare Salco vineyard, the Vecchie Viti is a selection of the oldest vines, which are upwards of 30 years old. After ageing in a combination of large cask and small tonneaux, this spends an additional 2 years in bottle before release. Yet it is still very nascent in expression. Smoke and mint emerge slowly weaving through wild berries. There is an irony undertow on the palate which is dense, ripe, concentrated and securely fastened by firm tannins. This is sinewy in its muscle and above all sophisticated." Decanter

      "The Salcheto 2016 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vecchie Viti del Salco (made from organic fruit) occupies that special place between primary and tertiary intensity. The bouquet reveals plum and dried cherry aromas, but it also shows oxidative aromas of tar, spice and a touch of dried fruit or apple skin. This open-knit wine is drinking nicely right now. Made from old vines, this is an accessible wine of personality." Robert Parker

      "New leather, forest-berry and rose aromas shape the enticing nose on this radiant red along with a balsamic whiff of camphor. The firm, elegantly structured palate features ripe Marasca cherry, black raspberry, licorice and crushed mint framed in tightly wound, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. It's linear and still youthfully austere, with great aging potential. Drink 2023–2036." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Prugnolo Gentile
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barrique/tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,82 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,94 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 52 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,63
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29353816 · 2,25 l · 70,98 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      159,70 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) <br>JEROBOAM 5 Liters in OWC

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) · JEROBOAM 5 Liters in OWC

      This garnet-red sparkling Vino Nobile delights us with fragrant dried plum and a hint of cinnamon and clove. Lots of present fruit on the palate, fine, sweet melting in the long finish. An authentic and pleasantly elegant organic wine from the heart of the Montepulciano region. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The organic 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers a delicate embroidery of red fruit, pressed violet and potting soil. There are subtle highlights of dried orange peel and iron ore as well. This pretty wine prizes fruit purity and simplicity. It offers a naked interpretation of this noble appellation without distractions or too many bells or whistles. The wine is light and streamlined on the palate, but there is enough tannic power to carry it over a meal of pici pasta and rabbit ragù." Robert Parker

      "Plum and black cherry flavors are framed by sweet, wood smoke and spice in this supple red. It's firm, with refined and well-integrated tannins and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, earth and spice." Wine Spectator

      "Salcheto checks a lot of boxes. The winery is powered by renewable energy, water waste is 100% recycled, there are no added sulphites during vinification and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in light weight bottles. Above all, the Nobile tastes delicious. It is clean and immediately appealing offering complex cedar, earth, tea and balsamic nuances atop forest fruit. Full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins. A great success for this challenging vintage." Decanter

      "Made with organically grown Sangiovese and adhering to certified sustainable practices, this delicious, fragrant red offers enticing scents of dark spice, new leather, wild berry and eucalyptus oil. The elegantly structured palate boasts wonderful fruit and spice, showcasing juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote and cinnamon while a licorice note lingers on the close. Silky tannins and fresh acidity keep it nicely balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,12 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,14 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,19 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29353117 · 5 l · 37,98 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      189,90 €
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) <br>GOLIATH 18 Liters in OWC

      Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2017 (BIO) · GOLIATH 18 Liters in OWC

      This garnet-red sparkling Vino Nobile delights us with fragrant dried plum and a hint of cinnamon and clove. Lots of present fruit on the palate, fine, sweet melting in the long finish. An authentic and pleasantly elegant organic wine from the heart of the Montepulciano region. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The organic 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers a delicate embroidery of red fruit, pressed violet and potting soil. There are subtle highlights of dried orange peel and iron ore as well. This pretty wine prizes fruit purity and simplicity. It offers a naked interpretation of this noble appellation without distractions or too many bells or whistles. The wine is light and streamlined on the palate, but there is enough tannic power to carry it over a meal of pici pasta and rabbit ragù." Robert Parker

      "Plum and black cherry flavors are framed by sweet, wood smoke and spice in this supple red. It's firm, with refined and well-integrated tannins and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, earth and spice." Wine Spectator

      "Salcheto checks a lot of boxes. The winery is powered by renewable energy, water waste is 100% recycled, there are no added sulphites during vinification and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in light weight bottles. Above all, the Nobile tastes delicious. It is clean and immediately appealing offering complex cedar, earth, tea and balsamic nuances atop forest fruit. Full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins. A great success for this challenging vintage." Decanter

      "Made with organically grown Sangiovese and adhering to certified sustainable practices, this delicious, fragrant red offers enticing scents of dark spice, new leather, wild berry and eucalyptus oil. The elegantly structured palate boasts wonderful fruit and spice, showcasing juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote and cinnamon while a licorice note lingers on the close. Silky tannins and fresh acidity keep it nicely balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,12 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,14 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,19 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29353217 · 18 l · 55,28 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      995,00 €
    About the winemakersSalchetoTuscany | Montepulciano
    Salcheto

    In the beginning, hardly anyone believed that this forward-looking project could be successful. But oenologist Michele Manelli has succeeded in trimming the Salcheto winery in Montepulciano, named after a stream, to sustainability with a very competent team. In order to keep environmental pollution within very narrow limits, there is no electrical light in the basement, for example. Lighting is provided exclusively via light shafts and mirror systems that direct daylight into even the remotest corners. In addition, the Emilia-based tile expert and visionary estate manager was the first winemaker in the world to have the CO2 footprint of a bottle of wine certified. In addition to climate-damaging emissions, water consumption in the vineyard and cellar is also minimised. In addition, a biodiversity index was designed to monitor the biological quality of the soil and the ecosystem on the estate. The Azienda Agricola Salcheto has been named Green Winery of the Year 2014 by the Wine Guide Gambero Rossofor its pioneering ecological role.

    Since it began producing wine in 1987, the winery, which has evolved from a classic farm, has almost exclusively used the Prugnolo Gentile grape variety, as Sangiovese is called in the small West Tuscan cultivation zone. Vinification takes place according to the following method "Governo Toscano". Domestic yeasts are used in the fermentation process and no sulphur is added. Determine in the ripening cellar "dope" and tonneaus the overall picture.

    The success of Manellis' ecological adventure, which began in 1997 and was based uncompromisingly on biodynamics, can be seen above all in a wine. In the past, for example, each vintage of the Vino Nobile Salco Evoluzione, accompanied by many experiments, reached a reliably high level. This wine, which comes from the most important vineyard of Salco and is named after a willow tree that is widespread in the growing area, is only sold six years after the grape harvest. Salcheto's wines are authentic, elegant and soft. They have distinctive aromas and perfectly reflect the terroirs of the individual vineyards.

    To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Montepulciano-based winery presented the "Bordolese Toscanella" a new environmentally friendly bottle. It should be the lightest wine bottle available on the market. Its elegant shape evokes memories of the history of noble Tuscan drops. 

    The Salcheto Winery is one of the 24 wineries worldwide to be awarded the "Robert Parker Green Emblem" in 2021. This certification is awarded by one of the most important international wine critics' media: Robert Parker's "Wine Advocate". This rare distinction is only awarded to producers who are committed to sustainability, long-term environmental protection and biodiversity. Once a winery has received the award, all of its wines will bear the coveted "Robert Parker Green Emblem". SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Salcheto winery, built in 2011, is fully fueled by renewable energy, thanks to geothermic energy to cool temperatures, biomass heating technology, solar panels, reflecting surfaces and shafts that direct sunlight deep into the underground fermentation and aging areas thanks to a complicated exchange of mirrors and tubes. Rainwater and wastewater are collected, purified and recycled, and the entire property is planted to grapevines and local willow trees ("salice" in Italian, from which Salcheto takes its name) to help offset emissions." Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1984
    • Owner: Salcheto di Lavinia Srl
    • Oenologist: Michele Manelli and Paolo Vaggini
    • Annual production: approx. 380,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 58 hectares
    • Biologically certified cultivation