This wine is named for the Mercenary vineyard guardians “saltari”, hired by vineyard owners from the 16th-18th centuries to protect their grapes from thieves and bandits. With legal authority to shoot thieves on sight, the saltari were ready defenders of the vineyards. The choice of the name reflects the winery’s own dedication to defending tradition and expressing the unique terroir of the vineyards.
Grapes are carefully selected. Vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine is transferred to barrels for malolactic fermentation. During 12 -14 months, the wine goes through regular rackings and topping up of the barrels until blending.
Small berries, ranging from currants to blackberry jam, hints of tobacco and leather.
Exhibits excellent structure on the palate with supple tannins and fruit flavors consistent with the nose. Its long finish is characterized by vanilla and cherry.
Wonderful with rich pastas, grilled poultry and salmon, aged cheeses.