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NEGROAMARO DEL SALENTO IGP Produttori Vini di Manduria

  • Region: Puglia
  • Type: Still, Red Wine
  • Proof: 13/14,5%
  • Wine Variety: 100% Negroamaro
  • Place of production, aging, service temperature: Vines cultivated in Manduria (Taranto). Maturation in stainless steel. Service Temp. 18/20 degrees.
  • Uniqueness: : It is the most representative wine of Salento. Its characteristics are elegance and softness, dark color almost without transparency, powerful tannic texture that gives a bitter, sharp acidity. It is a vine variety that ripens early in the first ten day
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Historical notes

Name of 'compound' derivation

Negroamaro of Salento is an indigenous wine of ancient origins. Its presence in Puglia and southern Italy dates to pre-Roman times. For someone, Negroamaro refers to the very dark and not very transparent color of the wine (the Latin word Nigro merges with the Greek word Mavro which means Black). This hypothesis seems to support the Greek origin of the vine variety. For others, the name seems to derive from the color (Nigro) and the bitter taste typical of wine, perhaps induced by the remarkable tannins that it presents. Salento has become over time the land of this variety, although in the beginning it was present in many regions of southern Italy. Due to its strong acidity, in addition to red, it is possible to have the Negroamaro Rosé, White and Spumantizzato. Until the end of the 50s, Negroamaro was also a wine of great export. From the early 60s it began to work to enhance local productions independently.

Native stories

Tasting with meditation

You organize a tasting for some Nordic friends who want to try great Italian red wines unknown to them. After a glass of Ruchè, Sforzato, Schioppettino and Tintilia of Molise, you decide to offer a Negroamaro. Your friends are stunned by the power and goodness unknown to them, especially for the long final that leaves them with the glass in their hands talking and joking helped by one of the typical features of Negroamaro: perfect and powerful, kind wine perfect for conversations and meditation.

The Territory

Salento: the land of a thousand beauties ... and delicacies

Today it is a typical wine of Salento. It is in the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi and, more marginally, in the provinces of Bari and Taranto. The main assembly is with the Black Malvasia with which it participates in the construction of the important Salentino willow. With about 32,000 hectares of vineyards, the vine variety is ranked 60th in Italy as production.

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