Saluti Rosso Merlot Negroamaro

"Incredibly flavoursome. Great value for money."

Saluti Rosso Merlot Negroamaro

Non Vintage, Puglia Italy
  • Merlot & Negroamaro red blend from Puglia in Italy
  • Imported into NZ by Master of Wine Steve Bennett
  • 4 Stars (Joelle Thomson, The Dominion Post), 4 Stars (Sam Kim), 4 Stars (Raymond Chan)
  • "Drinkable Italian wines under $15 are thin on the ground but this newcomer breaks the mould...Incredibly flavoursome. Great value for money." (Joelle Thomson, The Dominion Post)
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    RRP $15.99


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    Slice of pizza in one hand, glass of this in the other. Saluti!

    From Puglia in Italy (the heel in the Italy’s “boot”) comes this bright and cheerful little red blend of juicy, fruity Merlot (65%) with the more Italian style grape Negroamaro (35%) making up the rest and adding some dark fruit and savoury spice to the mix.

    With three 4-Star reviews to its names this little Italian is punching above its weight for the price…

    4 Stars (Joelle Thomson, The Dominion Post)
    “Great Italians under $15 are thin on the ground but this breaks the mould…This makes for a medium bodied style which is still rich in fruit flavour – blueberries and wild berries give this stunning red its southern Italianesque style. Despite its fruity flavours, it’s dry in style and incredibly flavoursome. Great value for money”

    4 Stars (Sam Kim)
    “A charming blend of Negroamaro and Merlot, the nicely lifted bouquet shows dark berry, mulberry, olive and dark mushroom characters. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and smooth mouthfeel, finishing firm and pleasingly dry. It’s attractively spicy and savoury with sweet fruit flavours”

    4 Stars (Raymond Chan)
    ” This is an elegant, up-front, sweet-fruited Puglia red with lively plum and red berry flavours and light textures.”

    The wine also has to pass the lips of NZ Master of Wine Steve Bennett, who brings this wine into Aotearoa as part of his European importing business. So what are you waiting for? Slip a few of these into your cart now and pair it up with your pepperoni pizzas and pastas!

    The Lowdown: 12.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Raymond Chan 4 Stars
    Sam Kim – 4 Stars
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