Negroamaro IGT

Negroamaro (pronounced Neh-grow-ah-mar-oh) receives its name from the type of grape used in crafting this wine. The word "negroamaro" is a combination of two words, both of which mean the color black: "the Latin word "niger" and "mavros" in Ancient Greek.

VINTAGE
2012

APPELLATION
Salento IGT

AREA
Salento, Puglia

GRAPES
100% Negroamaro

VINIFICATION
The grapes are machine harvested, pressed, and de-stemmed. Contact with the skin lasts about eight days, and, during this time, the wine acquires its depth and color. Following fermentation, 90% of the wine is aged for a year in 6,000-liter Slavonian botte and 10% in 350-liter Tonneaux. This aging process is followed by an additional three months in the bottle before release.

COLOR
Dark and intense ruby red

BOUQUET
Ample with notes of cherries, ripe red fruit, and jam; surprising scents of coffee and cacao

PALATE
Robust and medium-bodied revealing vibrant fruit, fresh cracked pepper, and exotic spice that leads to chewy tannins and a mineral-rich finish

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pair with variety of antipasti, rich pasta dishes, grilled meats, and spicy sauces

SERVING TEMPERATURE
64°F

ALCOHOL LEVEL
13%

BOTTLE SIZE
750 mL