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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  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2013

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    Wine review by docdom


  • Just a 4 pack today:2 from France, really curious about the Cahors - I've ... Castris is one of my go to Negroamaro wines.  Usually very solid with an interesting profil Read More

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... ... with confederates like Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Malvasia Nera. But it’s now being made as a varietal wine, and Tenute Rubino, which I visited in September 2016, produces two versions that show the fruit’s flexibility. Their Torre Testa is dense and plummy... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • Agricole Vallone Salice Salentino Riserva Vereto 2008

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    Happy new year everyone! Have been MIA for awhile but back in drinking great ... new varietal I haven't had, Negroamaro! http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-varietal-for-new-year.ht Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Kathy,I'll give you my Reader's Digest version.  After being ... ... (for example a cheap Puglia Negroamaro on the weekend that was really decent). I'm currently a Washington State wine fan over most other Read More

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  • Hello all,I'm not actually a beginner in wine preparation. I started preparing wine 3 months ago. I've tasted different varieties of wine and my favorite is Merlot wine. I had a doubt earlier on how to store the prepared wine. I searched many sources and asked many friends and  I happened to read an article yesterday which had tips to properly s... Read More

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  • Pillastro Selezione d'Oro Puglia 2013

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  • Cupertinum Copertino Rosso Riserva 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • MJET - I have both the Textbook and the Indian Wells in my cellar.  Good ... ... Tomaresca Puglia is a Negroamaro and is relatively inexpensive but solid and good with foo Read More

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  • RC - The Primitivo was well worth the money paid in the restaurant, and I think ... wine that was primarily the Negroamaro varietal, so I can't comment on tha Read More

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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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