Grape: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera.
Region: Italy>Puglia>Salice Salentino.
A robust wine with a velvety, harmonious balance and a persistent fruity finish. Deeply ruby red in color with intense, elegant fragrances of blackberries and plums. Well-structured. Firm yet soft tannins. Fruits are handpicked from 20-year-old vines planted on relatively flat land of calcareous soils. The Puglia region, the heel of Italy, has quite mild weather, which allows grapes to ripe fully and produces robust, full-bodied wines. Temp controlled fermentation takes place in large wooden vats for 30-45 days, then aged in for 6 months in French oak barrels and another 6 months in bottle.
Food Pairing: red meats, grilled meats, dishes with tomato sauce.