San Salvatore Vetere IGP Paestum Rosato 2021
(Campania, Italy) - [JS 91] [WA 90] [DM 90]
Regular price $36.00 Sale price $29.97 Save $6.03
Made from organically grown Aglianico grapes, by one of the top producers in Campania. The first thing you will notice is the very cool shaped bottle, the second thing will be the very cool color of the wine - it is the color of Watermelon Jolly Ranchers! This Italian Rosato has red berry, citrus notes, and great depth, all resulting in the most compelling wine of the tasting. Crisp and bright, with great intensity and yet low in alcohol (11.5%). If you want to step up your Rosé game, this is the wine to do it!
The grapes are very gently pressed and then fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Magliano Vetere is the name of a small town near one of the San Salvatore vineyards. The word Vetere comes from the Latin word "vetus", which means "old".
San Salvatore is located in the heart of the Cilento National Park, near Paestum, Stio and Giungano, in the Campania region of southern Italy. With 149 hectares devoted to organically-farmed agriculture, including vineyards, olive groves, and crops that support their 550-head of water buffalo, San Salvatore has quickly become one of Italy's most environmentally-conscious Azienda Agricola.
In 2006 Giuseppe Pagano, a successful entrepreneur and hotelier in the Paestum region of Campania created San Salvatore from a series of unique plots of land in Cilento and various vineyards across the region. The winery is named for Giuseppe's firstborn son, Salvatore, who was born in 1988.
Already famous for his 500-head herd of Bufala and delicious Mozzarella, Giuseppe built a state-of-the-art winery where he marries the importance of tradition with the latest advances in winemaking techniques.
San Salvatore's first harvest was in 2009, but their historic vineyards were planted by the Ancient Greeks with the same varieties that continue to flourish in this region today: Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico. This mountainous region of Campania has a high level of biodiversity and the soil is rich in minerals. The influence of the nearby sea and ideal sun exposure help to create an ideal microclimate for viticulture and other crops.
Deeply committed to preserving the delicate balance of the land, San Salvatore takes a special interest in cultivating the vineyards without synthetic products or genetically modified organisms and uses biodynamic preparations like horn dung that favor the natural fertility of the ground and the production of beneficial humus. Vines are also protected from pests and diseases with the careful use of copper and sulfur when necessary.
From supplying their own power needs with an onsite photovoltaic plant and a biodigester to reducing their carbon footprint and emissions through innovative processes. San Salvatore has truly excelled at achieving sustainable living ideals and continues to set the standard for environmental practices in the Italian wine industry.
About this Wine:
The grapes are very gently pressed and then fermentation takes place in stainless steel
tanks. Magliano Vetere is the name of a small town near one of the San Salvatore
vineyards. The word Vetere comes from the Latin word "vetus", which means "old".
Made from organically grown Aglianico grapes, this Italian Rosato has red berry and citrus notes. Crisp and bright, it's an ideal match to seafood and spicy dishes.
Grape Varieties: 100% Aglianico
Altitude: 150m - 210m ASL
Vineyard Age: 10 years old
Grape Yield: 90 hl/ha
Soil: Calcareous clay
Ratings & Reviews
"Notes of sliced apples, dried flowers, peach skins and crushed stones. Medium-bodied and round-textured. Focused and crunchy with a round, chalky finish. Well made. Drink now." (12/22)
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This latest vintage of one of Campania's most popular rosé wines shines from the bottle with a light pink hue and copper-tinged highlights. The 2021 Rosato Vetere (packaged in a squat bottle) is zesty and fresh with citrusy notes, sweet watermelon and a spot of sour cranberry or grapefruit. The finish is glossy and smooth, and this is an absolutely classic and super enjoyable Aglianico-based aperitivo choice." -ML (10/22)
90 Points - Decanter:
"Light and fragrant, displaying scents of crunchy red fruits, fresh flowers and lovely grapefruit. Very pleasant and refreshing, salty finish."