Salcheto Chianti Colli Senesi is an easy drinking wine. Great value and quality making it a fantastic everyday wine. An organic wine from a fully sustainable vineyard. Dark ruby in colour. On the nose cherries, red berry and spicy notes. These flavours blossom on the palate along with notes of liquorice, its is very smooth. A long elegant finish. It is an attractive Chianti, drinking well now or over the next 2-3 years.
Food Matching: Salcheto Chianti is particularly good with red meat and tomato pasta dishes.
- Sangiovese: 85%,
- Canaiolo: 10% and
- Mammolo: 5%
Production: Maturation is for 4 months, bottle fining for 3 months. Part of this wine is matured in 300 liter American oak “tonneaux”.
Vineyard / Winemaker
Salcheto is devoted to organic and sustainable principles of wine production. Mario Turrini, General Manager of Salcheto was tempted to the vineyard with a mission to revolutionise Salcheto wine production. This he has done over the last 5 years with a considerable investment. Many of the methods now employed at Salcheto are revolutionary. The three story winery is sympathetically built into the hills and all of the lighting is provided through light tubes, no additional lighting is provided in the lower areas. All of the vines are grown under bio-diverse conditions. Heating is provided Sustainability is built into the very foundation of the operation. Mario Turrini is also very realistic and his philosophy is that ‘Sustainability starts with a quality product that is sold at the right price. If the vineyard is not profitable it is not sustainable’. This makes Salcheto wines are great quality and great value, they just happen to be made in a very sustainable manner.
Salco means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language. An important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind the vines. Salcheto (Sal-k-et-o) is the name of the stream which springs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano. This winds through a valley and is the boundary of the organic and biodynamic estate. It is rooted in the historic district of Vino Nobile, in the southeast of the Siena province of Tuscany. The willow tree, a species that we continue to replant at the winery, also contributes to the winery’s energy independence, is today prominently represented in our logo as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.