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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  • Apulia

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

  • Castel Del Monte

  • Copertino

  • Italy

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

  • Puglia

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

  • Salento

      Salento (Salentu) is located within the Puglia region of Italy, in the southeastern sectio...

  • Puglia Igt

      The region of Puglia, located in southeast Italy, is divided into the growing regions of F...

  • Salento Igt

      Salento (Salentu) is located within the Puglia region of Italy, in the southeastern sectio...

  • Salice Salentino

      Salice Salentino is a wine region in the heel of the “boot,” Puglia, Italy. It’s located i...

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  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Terre da Vino

    The many guests who arrive at our winery every day cannot help but notice that they are literally...

  • Dezzani

    Dezzani company has taken the path drawn by the first generation. Luigi. Franca and Giovanni, the...

  • MASI

    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

  • Fattoria Il Poggio

    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

  • Tommasi

    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

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Negroamaro on Snooth

  • We are looking for great values, and you can find them from just about every ... from easy style.  Negroamaro: One of the great grapes of Puglia, the black bitter, as Negroamaro translates, has benefitted immensely from the modernization of the southern Italian wine industry. previously responsible for leather, broad, supple and slightly spicy... Read More

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  • Pietraluna Negroamaro Salento 2011

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    Dark, earthy and focused on the nose with a hint of pencil lead laying over a base of sundried tomato, licorice and brunt herbal aromas. rather full in the mouth and a touch extracted with tannins that are a bit dry and forceful early on the palate followed by bright acids that help add some definition on the palate. The fruit feels a bit raw, m... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Valle Dell'Asso Negramaro 2010

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    Leathery, a bit sulphury, gently spicy and a bit toasty on the nose with slightly chalky and vegetal framing notes adding aromatic complexity. Bright, juicy and filled with sour cherry, rasp and tart plum flavors , this is rather light on its feet with a really light tough on the palate. Al red fruit and fresh with a brisk finish that shows a to... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Perrini Salento Negroamaro 2011

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    Very perfumed on the nose with a natural ferment array of earthy, herbal, and spicy fresh leathery and heathery aromas laced with fairly grape if fresh and pure fruit. Showing great freshness and clarity on the palate, this is clear and transparent with lovely wild cherry and blackberry flavors that cover subtle spice and vaguely herbal nuance w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Salice Salentino Riserva Sigillus Primus 2008

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    Chalky and a bit astringent on the nose with an unusual spice note that melds cedar with iris, grilled beef, and beet root. Fascinating on the nose. In the mouth this is medium plus bodied and yet it remains quite light on its feet with early suggestions of leather and juniper on the palate followed by slight bitter and earthy, if clear and fre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hisotelarayn Filari de Sant'Antoni Negroamaro Salento 2012

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    Really gorgeously perfumed on the nose with spicy, muscatty floral tones, a hint of plum liquor, touches of smoke, sweet baking spices and pomegranate all coming together elegantly. Very well integrated in the mouth with an elegance to it and soft polish to the slight drying tannins that are embedded in a core of black cherry fruit. With enough... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Felline Salento Rosso Alberello 2011

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    Complex and nuanced on the nose with a hint of musky florality followed by some toasty soil notes, black tea, tobacco, and slightly medicinal vegetal aromas. Rather powerful but super well balanced in the mouth with great supporting acids and ripe, slightly chewy tannins covered with fresh black cherry and plum fruit that retains some of the bla... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Taurino Salice Salentino 2000

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    Wine review by ramblero


  • Wow, I've been missing a lot. I should post about the value wines I'm ... Filari de Sant’Antoni Negroamaro Salento 13.5% $13Really gorgeously perfumed on the nose with spicy, muscatty floral tones, a hint of plum liquor, touches of smoke, sweet baking spices and pomegranate all coming together elegantly.  89ptsAll well priced and good for a we... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • 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


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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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