Spirits & Wine

Salton Volpi Wines from Brazil

Vinicola Salton is one Brazil’s largest wine producers with a history spanning over 100 years. Brazilian wine production began with Italian immigrants and in the late 1800s, Salton became Brazil’s first winery.

Salton produces a range of varietals that employ various ageing and wood techniques.

Salton Wines
Salton Volpi Wines

Salton Volpi Pinot Noir spends its final fermentation in French oak barrels before it is cellared for a year in oak barrels. With aromas of red and black fruits with spices, it pairs well with lean meat, river fish, white cheese, pizza and light pastas.

Salton Volpi Merlot is aged in both American and French oak casks then aged for a further 6 months after bottling. Its soft yet intense flavour and a lingering finish make it a good accompaniment to strong flavoured meats, game and pasta with rich sauces.

Salton Volpi Cabernet Sauvignon is matured for 6 months in 225L  American oak barrels and a further 6 months in the bottle. Silky tannins and aromas of chocolate, cassis and dark berries make a good match for red meats, game and aged cheeses.

Salton Intenso Cabernet Franc is fermented for 15 days at low temperatures. The wine yields marked berry aromas and medium tannins which is it also a good match for red meat, cheese and pasta.

Salton Intenso Tannat is fermented for 7 days with the temperature kept below 25C. Tannat is a relatively unknown red variety originally from southwest France. Dark berries, plums and black pepper are evident on the palate which makes the wine pair well with red meats and rich sauces.

Compared to Australian wines which tend to be bold on flavour, the Volpi range of Brazilian are approachable wines and make for easy sipping. You can find them at Mr Liquor, Porters in Balgowlah and some Brazilian restaurants.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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