The indigenous Negroamaro variety is another part of the heritage of the Salento area, so deeply imbued with history. This is a red with an extraordinary tannic texture, which remains impressed on one’s consciousness thanks to the depth of its purple highlights and its generous, easy-drinking style. It expresses all the warmth of earth from which it comes in the wealth of sensory nuances it displays: notes of roses, of strawberry preserve, of rosemary. It matures in the cellars in 65-hectolitre casks for a year, before resting for some time in bottle where its opulence becomes tempered to a degree. It is like a summer’s day, happy and sunny, at the first sip; like a glimpse of spring, with its attractive and inviting freshness, as one finishes one’s glassful. Drink it with the joy of discovery and with the respect due to this new frontier of Puglian quality wine.
Area: Agro of Torre Santa Susanna, Salento
Grapes: 100% Negroamaro
Alcohol level: 13,5% by volume
Vinification and ageing: The grapes are delicately pressed and destalked. Skin contact lasts about eight days during which the wine acquires its personality. With vinification completed, the wine ages for 12 months in small oak barrels, followed by an additional period of fining in the bottle.
Colour: Dark ruby red
Bouquet: Full and intense with notes of cherries, ripe red fruit, jam and a light spicy sweetness with scents of coffee and cacao.
Flavour: Round, balanced and extremely pleasant with a light almondy note in the finish.
Serving temperature: Serve at about 18°C. (64°F.).
Food matches: A wine with an excellent body particularly adapted as an accompaniment for red meats, including horsemeat, a typical local specialty, and herbed and aged cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics: Dense ruby with purple reflections. The nose opens with clear notes of rose wilted, merged with those of small red fruit jam, undergrowth and china. sweet spiciness and dark chocolate on the bottom.