Negroamaro Salento IGP
Protected Geographical Indication.
Vines per ha:
4500 bush vines.
Selected vineyards in the district of Monte La Conca, located between San Marzano and Francavilla Fontana. The soil is mainly red earth, with a fine texture and a generally calcareous underground with few emerging rocks. The well- known redness of these soils is due to the presence of iron oxides. The climate is characterised by high temperatures all year round, with very little rainfall and a wide temperature range between night and day, which has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes.
Last week of September.
Grapes are hand-harvested in small baskets. Maceration: 18 days on 80% of the mass, 25 days on remaining 20% (with selected autochthonous yeasts). Thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 24-26°C.
In French and Caucasian oak barrels for 12 months.
A wine that preserves its organoleptic characteristics for 7 years.
Very deep purple red, wide and complex to the nose, with notes of spices, soft fruit, and cherry jam. A full- bodied wine, soft and balanced, rich in fine tannins, with a pleasantly long lasting finish.
Best served with:
Savoury first courses, red meat, game, pecorino cheese. Meditation wine.