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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  • Schola Sarmenti Primitivo Salento IGT Cubardi 2008


    We also sipped a wine from just east of Campania in Puglia called Tormaresca ... with a blend of the grapes Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Cabernet Sauvignon with intense ruby red with violet hues, red fruits, black-cherry with light violet notes.Both went so very well with our dinner. Found them at Gary's Wine in Wayne. Next time I am bringing s... Read More

    Wine review by Manoavino

  • Rosso del Salento Tenuta Notarpanaro Taurino IGT Azienda Agricola Taurino Italien Apulien Negroamaro Malvasia 2004


    Composed primarily of the Negroamaro grape variety, the Notarpanaro glitters by its originality and generosity. Relieved from good flavors of cherries and spices with its profile simply quite rustic, which gives it a good personality. All the great taste of southern Italy bottled! Read More

    Wine review by Antonio Chef Tony

  • Cantele Negroamaro Salento IGT 2009


    Dried cranberry flavor and woody earthiness but with sharper, more focused acidity & lower alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by Vintage GB

  • Title might be misleading but I meant on the naked wine website ( Have anyone tried that out? I just stumbled upon it and it sounds legit and a fun way to support winemakers. But I have my concerns and am here to hear from Snoothers :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Being an Angel

  • Mater Domini Negroamaro Marangi 2009


    Good beefy red. Perfect with Osso Bucco Read More

    Wine review by davethewav9

  • Nuova Vite Amarantos 2008


    nice nose of cherry, raspberry....medium bodied on the palatte with nice balane, smooth tannins and a long lasting finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010


    Beautiful well balanced wine&excellent value! Read More

    Wine review by SOLANAMAN

  • Azienda Agricola Taurino Cosimo Salice Salentino Riserva 2004


    I was first exposed to Salice Salentino while dinning in a quaint, but very comfortable, restaurant in Amsterdam. A colleague told me the story of he and his wife recently traveling to southeastern Italy on vacation and having tried this blended wine. I fell in love with it immediately and have purchased (and consumed) several bottles since firs... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Il Carnevale di Venezia Rosso del Salento 2010


    Ok, this one is good but I need some help here.Does anybody know who and where exactly made it?I mean, it's written "Salento IGT" on the bottle front and at the same time it's written on the back that grape was grown in "Apulia" and bottled in "Lombardy, Como"...i've found similar wine on snooth that belongs to winery called "il Carnevale di Ven... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Mottura Negroamaro del Salento 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by julibree

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