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 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


  • Feudi di San Marzano Negroamaro Puglia IGT 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • 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


  • Feudo di Santa Croce Negroamaro Salento IGT Megale Barrique 2011

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    Fulled-bodiedHigh TanninSome spicyGood pair with fat of course and not well grilled steak. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Tormaresca Neprica Negroamaro-Cabernet Sauvignon 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


  • Got my introductory 6 count case with my voucher.  All six wines are a ... Hentall Puglia Sangiovese NegroamaroThe Butterfly Effect Reserve SE Australia Shirazdo I enjoy any of them now, wait til summer, wait for a couple of years.  Thoughts, suggestion?  &nbs Read More

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