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Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno

2011 This wine exudes grace and harmony. On the bouquet you will find subtle notes of ripe red cherry and jammy plum set off by cinnamon, sweet tobacco and licorice. Silky and suave is the best way to describe the way the wine feels in your mouth. Ripe velvety fruit and perfectly balanced acidity and tannins to provide structure and length.
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$16.50 / Bottle   $198.00 / Case
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Impress your boss or treat yourself to something special! Looking for a wine that will show off your culture and sophistication? Either as a gift or on the table at a formal dinner party, you can be sure to impress when you offer this stylish and absolutely delicious wine.

Your friends and colleagues will appreciate you sharing your discovery of this little-known wine region and you can be proud to present a wine from a distinguished producer.

The history of Count Saladini Pilastri dates back to the year 1000; a noble family from Ascoli Piceno whose ancestors were priests and rulers. Count Saladini Pilastri's land has always produced wine, though in the past it was managed by tenant farmers who produced the wine to be aged by the Counts in the estate’s cellars.

The Saladini Pilastri winecellar is situated at the family’s splendid villa which dates from the 1400's. Saladini Pilastri Villa is two kilometres from Spinetoli, a picturesque medieval village in the Marches region of eastern Italy whose origins date back to the 5th century B.C.

The estate covers almost 800 acres on the limestone hills around Spinetoli and the sunny hills of Monte Prandone and Porto d'Ascoli. Half the production is Rosso Piceno, the traditional local wine.

Count Saladini Pilastri is a fervent believer of environmental preservation and has converted the estate to organic. No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are utilized. They use natural products such as copper sulfate and beneficial insects to combat common vine diseases and harmful insects. This results in lower yields, but higher quality and less impact on the environment.

The eminent Italian oenologist Alberto Antonini is now consulting for Saladini Pilastri. Serious investments have been made in both the vineyards and wine cellar since the 1970’s. Today the estate relies upon its long history and traditional culture as well as the latest in winemaking technology to produce its stylish wines.

Saladini Pilastri’s Rosso Piceno is made from the DOC’s traditional blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Montepulciano (30%). The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks and is further aged for six months in large oak casks to give smooth tannins without adding overpowering oak flavors to the wine.

Serve with dishes that are full flavored, but not too heavy or rich.