NEGROAMARO – IGP Puglia
In music, the term “contralto” is used to describe the heaviest of the female voices, and refers to not only to the singer but also to her particular register. Drinking our Negroamaro is like hearing a voice that is heavy and dense, yet soft and deep all at once.
Grape variety: 100% Negroamaro
Vine age: 15 years
Training system: Guyot espalier
Planting density: 4000 plants per hectare
Average grape yield per hectare: 90 quintals (9000 kg)
Production area: Troia (FG), Puglia
Altitude: 439 metres above sea-level
Soil characteristics: chalky, medium texture
Harvesting period: end of September
Red wine vinification including maceration and temperature controlled fermentation process, ageing in steel for 6 months and in the bottle for the final 6 months.
Alcohol content: 13 % Vol
Appearance: ruby red
Aroma: complex and intense, with elegant fruity notes (plum, blackberry, blackcurrant), mingling with spicy aromas and others such as leather and straw so typically characteristic of Negroamaro
Taste: soft, warm on the palate, correctly tannic and lingering
Recommended with: robust first and second courses, game and roasts, well-seasoned cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C