The heel of Southern Italy, Puglia, is virtually paved with vines. Breaking up the vines are vast olive groves for the production of oil. These two resources not only guaranteed the economic viability of the region but, have served as sustenance as well for over two millenia.

The Greeks settled these lands long ago, calling what was to become Southern Italy "Enotria": Land of the vines. While some things have changed over the intervening years, much has remained the same. The famed conical houses called "I Trulli" remain, as do the vast vineyards, much of them planted to Negroamaro a great, indigenous variety.

What to expect: Negroamaro

Negroamaro - Black and bitter in Italian, not surprisingly has origins in  Southern Italy's Puglia region. An important grape, both on it's own, and as a blending grape. It contributes a rich, slightly rustic mouthfeel to a finished wine and imbues it with a slightly burnt, earthy quality that accentuates the deep, roasted plum and mocha toned fruit.