2013 Verso Salento Rosso

2013 Verso Salento Rosso

SOLD OUT! The Verso Salento Rosso is back by popular demand! If you like Amarone but hate paying $50+ per bottle, you should try the 2013 Verso Salento Rosso.

Bold statement for sure, but stay with me. This rich and decadent blend of 60% Negroamaro, 35% Primitivo and 5% Malvasia Nera is made with a small percentage of appassimento grapes. This process of drying out and raisinating the grapes results in more concentrated and heady aromas and flavors, and it is exactly the same process that is used to make Italy’s famed Amarone

2013 Verso Salento Rosso

Amarone-like flavors at a fraction of the price!


Many of you will remember the 2010 vintage of this wine we carried a few summers back. It quickly developed a huge following and became one of the top sellers in the store. Unfortunately the 2011 and 2012 versions of the wine were not up to my standards, but the new vintage is back to its previous quality level. Deeply colored, full bodied, packed with flavor and Southern Italian soul, it is the quintessential red to serve at your spring and summer cookouts.

Even better, the wine by no means has to be served with food. It possesses a round and supple texture that makes it perfect for serving and sipping solo. For fans of big, rich, spicy Zins and Red Blends, this is a must-try wine.

The Verso Salento Rosso pours a deep, nearly opaque color and smells of sun baked fruit — think fig, warm blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry. I couldn’t find exact technical data on the wine, but the nose and the palate suggests that the wine sees some oak aging. Intermixed with the rich fruit flavors are notes of clove, vanilla and allspice. It all works to create a showy and flamboyant, yet balanced red wine.

This is a great go-to red to take to parties and cookouts this spring and summer. Trust me, once people taste this, you’ll be the most popular person at the party until your bottle is empty. Thus, you might want to take more than one bottle! So there you go, one of the most popular red wines in the history of Table Wine is back and it’s as good as ever. We bought the last 28 cases of the wine and based on its past performance, those won’t last long.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville