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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  • Salento

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

  • Italy

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

  • Puglia Igt

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

  • Copertino

  • Castel Del Monte

  • 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 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...

Popular Wineries using Negroamaro

  • Azienda Agraria Duca Carlo Guarini Eredi

    A thousand-year-old enterprise that introduces innovation: that is the Duca Carlo Guarini Farming...

  • Castello Monaci

    The choice of grape varieties is a combination of local viticultural tradition–indigenous Negroam...

  • Conti Zecca

    Conti Zecca winery in Puglia, Italy, has a five century history made up of passion, tradition and...

  • Dezzani

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

  • Feudi di San Gregorio

    Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclai...

  • Tommasi

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

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Negroamaro on Snooth

  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010


    Drink Now-The 2010 Neprica is a great example of the inexpensive, utterly ... ... value. Neprica is a blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. @shopperswin Read More

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  • Anarkos Rosso Puglia IGT 2011


    Jammy goodness. Wonderful on its own. Medium body. Not sure if I love this much more because of all the crappy wines i had recently...After another experience, this had a great attack, but disappointed after. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Notawinesnobb

  • Archèe Salento IGT Primitivo/Negroamaro 2010


    Have not had this wine in many years! Remembered that I liked it....and found it again! Nice wine with lots of cherry up front on the nose. Soft tannins and a nice balanced medium body with good structure. Just a great wine for around $25. Wonderful floral notes on the nose! But not easy to find! Enjoy! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Azienda Agricola Natalino del Prete Salice Salentino Il Pioniere Salento IGT 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by dimitrisirota

  • Torre de Lancia Rosso Fuoco 2011


    Seems to be very young, tastes better for me after decanting... Interesting, deep dark cherry aroma; sweety, velvety taste. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Rosa del Golfo Negroamaro Salento IGT Scaliere 2011


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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Sampietrana Tacco Barocco Negroamaro Salento IGT 2008


    Nice. Medium bodied again. Good but no memorable. Read More

    Wine review by Sukkha

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