Negroamaro / IGT Puglia:
ORIGIN: Apulia in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto.
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Negroamaro
SOIL: Medium-textured located around the 40° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained and spurred cordon.
HARVESTING: By hand.
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming and fermentation with maceration on the skins with cultured yeasts at 25° controlled temperature.
REFINING: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%vol
COLOUR: Vibrant ruby red.
NOSE: Intense and fruity with delicate spicy hints reminding of tobacco.
PALATE: Harmonious, warm and mouth filing, rightly tannic
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Steak with rast (Germany) – Beef burritos (Mexico)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14 – 16°C
CURIOSITY: The origin of the name is uncertain: it contains the word black in two languages: niger in Latin and maru in ancient Greek. Other people think it comes from the dialect expression “niuru maru”: black and bitter. It is the richest grape in resveratrol.