From Cantele in the Salice Salentino region of Italy comes this delicious rosso riserva made from 100% Negroamaro grapes. Cantele's 2012 Salice Salentino is such a smooth and delicate wine that pairs well with a bevy of pastas, chicken dishes, and red meats.
The well-balanced tannins and acidity in this red wine are enhanced with notes of caramelized red fruits and spices. Pair this wine with a hearty bolognese pasta, a simple baked ziti or even a tasty shrimp arrabbiata. The wine would also do nicely any night of the week when eating your favorite cacciatore packed with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and succulent chicken (you can even add a splash of it to the sauce!).
You can pour the negroamaro into delicate stemware, or you can enjoy it in stemless glassware like we do at home for more informal occasions.