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Negroamaro is a dark-skinned grape variety that has been associated with the Puglia region in southern Italy for at least 1500 years. Most commonly found in a blend, alongside Malvasia Nera, Sangiovese or Montepulciano, Negroamaro is valued for its deep color, medium-full tannins and dark berryfruit flavors. The variety can also add earthen tones that can cross over into slightly medicinal flavors.

It is mildly aromatic and can produce complex wines that show characteristics of ground brown spices such as clove, cinnamon and allspice. Puglias Salento Peninsula is arguably the source of the finest Negroamaro wines, particularly those produced under the Salice Salentino DOC title.

The warm Mediterranean-style climate here suits the variety well, allowing the vines to achieve optimum levels of ripeness. A relatively drought-hardy variety, it is rarely troubled by the areas limited rainfall.
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2014 Carvinea Salento Rosso Negroamaro IGT 2014 Carvinea Salento Rosso Negroamaro IGT

Producer: Carvinea
Vintage: 2014
Region: Puglia
Sub-Region: Salento
Varietal: Negroamaro (100%)
Color: Red

Our Price: $29.99
Conti Zecca Terra 2003 Conti Zecca Terra

Producer: Conti Zecca
Vintage: 2003
Region: Puglia
Varietal: Negroamaro 70% Aglianico (30%)
Product type: Red wine
90 Point W.E

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Negroamaro is valued for its deep color, medium-full tannins and dark berry fruit flavors. The variety can also show earthy notes of black olive, tobacco and leather. It is mildly aromatic and can produce complex wines that show characteristics of ground brown spices such as clove, cinnamon and allspice.
Negroamaro Grapes

Negroamaro is at its best when blended with Malvasia Nera, Sangiovese, or Montepulciano such as in the Salice Salentino DOC. Blending with these varieties can add tannins, resulting in a wine with more structure and age worthiness.

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