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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  • 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


    No written review

    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

  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...

  • I'm making a lasagne bolognese for a dinner party (the whole deal from scratch, including pasta) and I want to get an interesting Italian red to pair with it. I'd love to get a Barolo but the cost is a bit prohibitive...I'm like to keep it at about 15 a bottle or less.Also maybe a light Italian white to have with appetizers. Unfortunately I live... Read More

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  • Perrini Negroamaro 2010


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    Wine review by dlellis

  • In past posts here on the Forum I have confessed that I regularly drink ... ... ... wine is a blend of Negroamaro (80%) and Malvasia Nera (20%) grapes.  I found it to have a neat combination of berry, cinnamon and earthy flavors with an acid content that begged to accompany food.  We made pizza last night and my side of the pizza was sloshed ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Low Dollar WIne -- $4.99

  • Schola Sarmenti Primitivo Nardò Critèra 2006


    Grapes: Negroamaro 100% Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.Winemaker's notes: Bouquet: a flowery scent blends with crunchy ripe red fruits in a curious dynamism. Irish and violet go well together with currant, blueberries and sour cherries. Flavour: on the palate, its sheer and light enjoyment, helps to spread fruitfulness in a good tasting persistency.... Read More

    Wine review by Antonio Chef Tony

  • Rosa del Golfo Negroamaro Salento IGT Scaliere 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Simposio Riserva Rosso DOC Brindisi 2007


    A little bit sweet, but decent amount of alcohol, bitter tannin by chewing well. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

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