Castel di Salve 2000 "Santi Medici" Salento Rosso ($8.99)
This clear, dark-ruby wine offers pleasant if simple cherry-berry fruit in the aroma and the flavor. Juicy and crisp, fresh fruit is braced up with snappy acidity that makes it a mouth-watering food wine. US Importer: Vin DiVino Ltd., Chicago. (Apr 6, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Food-friendly with a range of dishes from red meat to tomato-sauced Italian-American fare. It made a surprisingly good match with seafood in a simple cioppino with fish, scallops and rock shrimp in a light tomato base.



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