Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Lime gold with streaking legs. Aromas of quince, apple, sheep’s milk cheese, satsuma and herbs. Oily, flinty, spicy and waxy with apple, lemon rind, orange and grapefruit. Piercing acidity and a savoury finish make this marvellous to sip.”

Falerio, Maison Saladini Pilastri


Trebbiano, Pecorino, Passerina, Chardonnay and Fiano blend described as an “ancient blend”. Certified organic.

Grown in: Marche, ITALY.

Food Pairing

The savouriness makes this a uniquely good wine to enjoy with olives. It’s also great with classic zippy white wine pairings like grilled white fish or simple poultry dishes. It will match well with Cornish Yarg, Pecorino or goat’s cheese, too.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased from an independent wine merchant.


Reviewed and tasted: 9 December 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

The Saladini Pilastri estate has a history that stretches back to before the 1400s. Today wines like this one are in the hands of exceptional oenologists Alberto Antonini and Roberto Cipresso. Their 320 hectare estate is based in the Spinetoli hills and the rolling and along the slopes of Monte Prandone and Porto d’Ascoli.