Negro Amaro di Puglia IGT

Negro Amaro di Puglia IGT Negro Amaro di Puglia IGT
Estate:
Feudo di San Nicola
Wine:
Puglia IGT
Grape:
100% Negro Amaro
Region:
Puglia
City:
Carosino
Soil:
Sand - Clay - Iron
Alcohol:
13.70% Vol.
Acidity:
5.45 gr/L
PH:
3.70
Residual sugar:
7 gr/L

TASTING NOTES

Color:
Intense ruby red with violet highlights
Nose:
Complex and elegant with plums, spices and cherries
Taste:
Soft tannins, worm with a good acidity and a characteristic black liquorice aftertaste

Comments

Negro Amaro is the name of this particular grape variety that is grown only in south of Italy. Literally it means “Black and Bitter” due to the intense dark color and to the very thick skin of the grape. If chewed, the grape lives a bitter feeling in the back of the palate, but thick skin is the key for complexity, structure and perfumes in the wine. It is one of the most ancient and traditional varieties grown by the Etruscan more then three thousand years ago.
In August we do the "Green Harvest" leaving on the vine only the best grapes that are wisely hand picked during the night to protect them from the hot weather of Puglia. Quickly transported to the winery they are di-stemmed, soft pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless still vats. The Negro Amaro macerate on the skins in still vat for 10 to 15 days and then after been racked it finishes the fermentation in oak barrels for about 25 days. After other three month of resting in the barrels Negro Amaro is stabilized and bottled.
This wine comes from the Joint Venture between Nicola Biscardo and Andrea Tinazzi owner of Corte Vecchia, in order to develop and supply southern Italian wines with grace, elegance and constant proven quality. Perfect with roasted and grilled meats, game and aged cheeses.
Served at 64° F.