Negroamaro

 

Name of varietal: Negroamaro
 
Common synonyms: Nero Amaro, Abbruzzese
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Puglia, Italy
 
History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter description is more of a description of its uniquely concentrated spicebox characteristics. It’s a grape that’s been enjoyed in some form since at least the 6th century in Puglia, Italy. It’s been an enduring varietal in the region since it’s easy to grow in abundance and resistant to diseases and low rainfall.  
 
The wines from Salento are considered the best examples of wines made from Negroamaro. It plays a key structural role in Salice Salentino, a popular red blend it shares with Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano and Sangiovese. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: deep, dark, medium tannins, soft, round, blackberries, black currants, clove, nutmeg, allspice Read more »

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  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

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  • Apulia

      Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” o...

  • Puglia

      Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” o...

  • Salento

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  • Salento Igt

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  • Leone de Castris Five Roses Rose 2013

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    90% Negro Amaro 10% Malvasia Nera4.8g/l Residual Sugar6.0 g/ l acidity3.5 PHEarthy with a slight baked edge to the nose which features lots of herb and pork fat aromas along with a nice base of candied strawberry fruit. in the mouth this has plenty of acid but also a nice round blanket of fruit which wraps nicely around the acid spine. Showing s... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Damn and double damn. And I was just drinking a lowly negroamaro from Puglia tonight (though it was also damned tasty).How many of those in a day?Wishing I had the mobility of a few years back, whereupon I'd be asking to crash the party.And smart of you to assign reporting to Fox.  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chiamare Mr. Foxall!


  • So where are you guys, what are you seeing, who are you talking to, and what are you drinking? Assuming they have the Internet in Piemonte...   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chiamare Mr. Foxall!


  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2009

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    Continuing a virtual trip into Puglia ... into better DOC country than usual for this heel of Italy... the wine at hand greets the nose as thickly vinous, medicinal and blackcurrant. The entry is quite smooth with placid tannin but a little extra warmth (alcohol) overlaying the slightly bitter blackcurrant flavours. Flavour lingers long, with... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Luccarelli Negroamaro Puglia Igp 2012

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    The Vancouver BC wine reviewer (and former CBC disc jockey) Jürgen Gothe recently reviewed this IGP wine which presents Kirsch and treacle-like notes to the nose. The slight sense of over-ripe cherries continues on entry, but tempered by a slight acridness plus medicinal qualities. Unexpected balance and medium finish for this price. A bit syrup... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Maiana 2008

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    A somewhat different Italian red blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. It starts out a little thin and metallic with a hint of licorice. There's a good bit of earthiness on the mid-palate along with dried black plums and raisin. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Masseria Cavallo Negroamaro Puglia IGT Negroamaro Still 2009

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    I'm sorry to say I'm not a wine drinker and I don't drink wine very often, but ... a bottle of Masseria Cavalo Negroamaro 2009. I love this wine. It is so smooth. I don't know how to describe wine in a colorful and provocative manner, but it is really good Read More

    Wine review by dcabana


  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010

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    Black pepper and other spices. Well balanced. No hint of tannin. Maybe more time breathing would have reduced the pepper. Surprisingly strong for an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Got my introductory 6 count case with my voucher.  All six wines are a ... Hentall Puglia Sangiovese Negroamaro The Butterfly Effect Reserve SE Australia Shiraz.  I say NO Way to the Angel part!  You do not get  to keep my CC number and automagically charge me every month, I can save my own wine money thank you very much.  I asked snoothers ab... Read More

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  • Cantele Salice Salentino 11a-4 2009

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    Opaque violet, intriguing aromas of dark stone fruits, lasagna and tea; rich fruit profile with integrated structure over an elegant and long finish. A terrific value. Read More

    Wine review by 220106InWineTruth 220106 InWineTruth


  • he it in Italy loved it

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  • The Negroamaro and Salice Salentino wines from the Puglia region are phenomenal with a deep red color and incredible rich full flavor without many tannins. Extraordinary!

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