Negroamaro Puglia PGI
Considered the most famous of the native Salento vines, Negroamaro tells the identity of Salento thanks to its structure, persistence and charm. Its strong and rustic character makes it a red wine with a romantic and persuasive sip
DENOMINATION: Puglia PGI
PRODUCTION AREA: rural area of Salento in an area exposed to the winds of the Ionian and Adriatic Sea, extended from the province of Taranto to Brindisi
TRAINING SYSTEM: traditional 50-year-old Apulian sapling, short pruned, with two-bud spurs to enhance the resources of the cultivation base
SOIL: medium texture
PLANT DENSITY AND YIELD: 4500 plants per hectare, the yield is 1.2 kg per plant.
HARVEST: Manual harvesting is done early in the morning. The bunches are placed with love in small boxes of about 5 kg, thus preserving their integrity. Delivery to the cellar is very careful and is carried out particularly quickly so that the grapes can express their maximum potential.
VINIFICATION: After harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and the crushed grapes ferments in steel at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C for 8-10 days. Maceration on the skins lasts 12-15 days, with careful pumping over and soft final pressing of the skins.
MATURATION: 3 months in steel, 12 months in American and French oak barriques and 3 months in bottle.
VOL .: 14.5 ° alc.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose it shows an amplitude of illustrious elegance. Praiseworthy spices fade into jam, sweet and candied fruits. Orange peels dipped in dark chocolate are a more than surprising treat. Blackberries, mulberries, and raspberries are a juicy, summery touch. The finish is reminiscent of cocoa with small notes of cappuccino. The sip is decidedly voluminous. The tannin, particularly soft and enveloping, creates a balance of the senses in perfect harmony. With a long and persistent finish, it masterfully satisfies all the senses.