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Antinori Neprica Puglia IGT 2007

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Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production. The Bocca di Lupo estate is planted on poor, chalky soil at 250 metres above sea level; the vines are trained using the double Guyot method, and the Cabernet is typically ready to harvest from early September. The Masseria Maìme estate to the south runs along the coast and features a mixture of bush vines and newer cordon-trained plantings. Negroamaro is the last variety to be picked here, normally in mid-September. The wine itself is characterised by red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

Member Reviews for Antinori Neprica Puglia IGT

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Snooth User: HSquared
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3.50 5
06/16/2009

This is my everyday wine. Love the negroamaro, primitivo, cabernet blend.


Snooth User: LadyRed
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4.00 5
09/28/2009

Not big, but definitely earthy(clay to me), full red fruit and a slight hint of licorice & molasses. This wine put me right back to Italy. I closed my eyes and savoured the last sip wishing I was there. I agree for the $10 price, it's a great value.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
02/08/2009

This wine was on the top 100 Best Buys of 2008 list put out by Wine Enthusiast. The aroma was a little closed off. Medium to heavy bodied with a thick texture. Hints of spice, molasses, and cola with a background of smooth tannins that lasted long into the finish. A little bit hot but not unbearable. Very good wine for the price if you can find it.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
10/15/2009

Woody, berry, and a bit earthy scents. Dry start, rather thin mid., tangy, with a nice full, warm finish.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.00 5
08/20/2009

Hmm, personally, I cant smell fruit, to me it is a bit sour and alcoholic smelling, definately tastes earthy, leathery with a finish that is a little musty to me. I find it drinkable but not really savoring this one. Waited a long time to try this one, I'm disappointed.


Snooth User: ctrueman
33246287
3.50 5
04/13/2009

Great value food wine.


Snooth User: chock
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3.50 5
03/02/2009

Great value for the price. I like it. Very dark color, not much of a nose, but nice taste. You think it's going to be a big, heavy California-like grape Koolaid, but it comes through more like a European wine. We taste very dark, bittersweet chocolate and sense a good amount of tannins.


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External Reviews for Antinori Neprica Puglia IGT

External Review
03/19/2009

You cannot get better value than this. Ripe berry notes, cassis, molasses and cola serve as a preface for the thick texture and smooth density that this wine delivers to the palate. The wine is thick and succulent with smooth tannins and great length: excellent quality for this very low price.' -Wine Enthusiast


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 90 BEST BUYYou cannot get better value than this. Ripe berry notes, cassis, molasses and cola serve as a preface for the thick texture and smooth density that this wine delivers to the palate. The wine is thick and succulent with smooth tannins and great length: excellent quality for this very low price.Wine Tasting NotesA red blend of two local grape varieties, negroamaro ( 40%) and primitivo (30%), and one international grape, cabernet sauvignon (35%), it offers dark fruit flavors enhanced by echoes reminiscent of black licorice and savory spice. Its tannins provide structure without interfering with pleasure, so the wine feels voluptuous.


External Review
02/07/2010

Tormaresca Neprica - Rosso Puglia IGT 2007: Diese Cuveé aus Negroamaro, Primitivo und Cabernet präsentiert sich mit einer erstaunlich satten, dunkelpurpurroten Farbe und einem samtigen, vollmundigen Geschmack von Waldbeeren und Lakritze. Dieser Wein ist ein idealer Begleiter zu Fischgerichten. Er sollte 1 Stunde vor dem Genuß belüftet werden.Weingut:  TormarescaRegion:    ApulienRebsorten: 25% Cabernet, 15% Primitivo, 70% NegroamaroInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt:    13 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Cabernet Sauvignon



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Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production. The Bocca di Lupo estate is planted on poor, chalky soil at 250 metres above sea level; the vines are trained using the double Guyot method, and the Cabernet is typically ready to harvest from early September. The Masseria Maìme estate to the south runs along the coast and features a mixture of bush vines and newer cordon-trained plantings. Negroamaro is the last variety to be picked here, normally in mid-September. The wine itself is characterised by red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.

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