Mile High's "Wine of the Week": September 5th
Bacco Salento “Sumanero” Salento 2016
Regular Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $12.99
Sale End: 9/8/2019
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In the spirit of the big Belmar Festival Italiano this weekend we have a phenomenal Southern Italian gem for you, the deep, dark, dense 2016 Bacco Salento Sumanero! This powerhouse of a Red gives up the alluring scents woodsmoke, Mexican vanilla, and warm berry jam accented by this lovely floral undercurrent that reminds me of a late summer rose garden baking in the midday sun. The palate is big and viscous with a broad shouldered style that commands your attention. Initially it bursts with ripe fruit, no doubt a result of the warm weather down there at “the heel of the boot”. Outstanding layers of blackberry and sun baked plum are underscored by just enough tart cherry and fine grained tannin to keep it from feeling too stewed and overripe. As the wine moves to the finish the neatly integrated French oak lends silky body through the back with intriguing accents of graphite, mint, and muscovado sugar that show, unquestionably, that this is an artfully crafted Red with the kind of personality that if worth your attention. Lace your shoes tight before drinking it with a thick square of meaty lasagna because this darn wine is liable to knock your socks right off!
Food Pairing:I know that Chianti is often the wine we reach for when we think of pairing with traditional Italian dishes like pasta Bolognese or lasagna but, in my mind, those dishes are better served alongside a quality Southern Italian Red like we have this week. The reason is the Sangiovesse in Chianti is higher in acidity than the ripe and juicy wines from the heel of the boot which makes the acidity in Chianti clash with the acidity in tomato heavy dishes. Pairing a rich, ripe blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo, or Malvasia Nera is sure to give the deep bass note that you need to offset the vibrant acidity of good, ripe tomatoes.
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This price expires 9/8/2019 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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