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Negroamaro (Italy)

Negroamaro (Black and bitter) is a red grape from Puglia on heel of Italy's boot.

Typical Flavors


Black Currant
Black
Currant
Plum
Blackberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Black Plum
Black
Plum

Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit
Raisins
Raisins
Fig
Fig
Volcanic
Volcanic

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Tobacco
Tobacco
Chili
Chili
Licorice
Licorice

Dark Berries. Forest Fruits. Wild Cherries.
Plum. Jam. Dried Fruit. Bitterness.
Flowers. Mint. Mediterranean Vegetation. Juniper.
Oak. Vanilla. Licorice. Spices. Tobacco. Black Pepper.

Profile

BODYMedium - High
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium -High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Soup
Tasty Soups
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami

Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger
Rabbit
Rabbit

Pork
Pork
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Lamb
Lamb
Deer
Deer

Negroamaro loves pasta, pizza and local food from Puglia or Southern Italy.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salento Cuisine. Indian. International.
Spicy Antipasti. Salami.
Tasty Soups. Pasta with Meat. Red Sauces.
Grilled Tuna. Red Meat. Lamb.
Peperonata.

Cheese:
Aged Goat. Pecorino Ubriaco. Queso Tetilla.

If You Like Negroamaro

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

The Negroamaro grapes, in recent decades, have been increasingly vinified in pureness, winning several awards in national and international competitions.

Puglia, and particularly the Salento peninsula, is the source of the finest Negroamaro wines (DOC).
"Negro" means black and "amaro" bitter, referring to long maceration.
Traditionally blended with Malvasia Nera,the choice of these two varieties is not casual.
Anciently, in fact, farmers preferred to organize vineyards, placing three lines of Negroamaro and one of Malvasia Nera grapes.
Exactly in this measure, wines can smooth the hardness of Negroamaro with the sweetness of Malvasia Nera.
The warm Mediterranean climate gives good ripeness, and the limited rainfall
contributes to the high sugar content.
Negroamaro is also considered one of the top Rosé in Italy.
Negroamaro is grown in the region of the Trulli where it competes with other
famous grape varieties like Primitivo.

Puglia (Apulia)

Puglia is not very famous in the wine world, but the interest is growing.

The capital is Bari.

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