Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 267,437 strong:

Register Today!

Want to Taste 7 Unusually Great Wine & Food Pairings?

303,252Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008 Wine Review

Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008

Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008

D.O.C., Puglia, Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $16.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Salore

Agent: The Merchant Vintner Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Smoky and juicy with dark red fruit and dried herbs. Full-bodied, savoury and smooth. Great tomato sauce wine.

Food pairings: pasta and chorizo sausage, grilled eggplant.

This Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008 was reviewed on June 23, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The 2008 Cantine De Falco Salore Salice Salentino Rosso is composed of 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera and was aged 8 months in oak barrels. It is a light to medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of raspberry, red currant, cedar, liquorice and oak. It has a nice structure with good acidity, refined/yet forward tannins (decant for 30 min) and a long finish. Drink now or cellar for the next 10 years and as it evolves it should gain in complexity, earning one or two more points. This wine is food friendly with Italian or other non spicy foods, or can be simply enjoyed by itself if you cherish good tannic structure. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - recommended buy as this wine easily compares to Brunello's (though cosisting of different grapes) for fraction of their price; buy buy buy. Aug/12.

See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here:

This wine is a blend of 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera that was aged for 8 months in oak barriques. Ruby red in colour, it’s a real beauty with aromas of cherry, dark plum, licorice and graphite. Medium body with a soft texture, and the aromas replaying on the palate with a touch more smokiness. The finish is dry and spicy. Source: Vintages Wine Panel

If you liked the Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Salore Salice Salentino Rosso, Cantina De Falco 2008




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Flat Rock White Wine
Riesling 2017,
Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 267,437 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award