Wine Review: 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese

Wine Review: 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese, Italy

This is an Italian winery that has embraced new world wine making techniques and I have to say “Lord have mercy halleluiah!” The 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Montepulciano. This winery has delivered where so many have tried and failed. The Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese is a fruity but well composed medium body wine with larger than life character. Oh yeah did I mention it is made from organically grown grapes? It is and that is another indicator of the forward thinking embraced by this producer. A better value you would have to search long and hard for, but you will not have to look too far to find cuisine that this wine will pair well with; in fact pretty much everything except delicate white fish and citrusy sauces will work.

Rating: Excellent (90) | $10 | 13.5% ABV


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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  1. All Vineyards September 23, 2012 at 7:37 AM - Reply

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