Antinori Tormaresca Neprica 2012
Dunkles Rubinrot; fruchtig-würzige Nase. Schmeichelnde Duftnoten nach reifen Beeren, umgarnt von warmen Gewürzen wie Nelken und schwarzem Pfeffer; Im Gaumen weich und samtig im Auftakt. Milde, ausbalancierte Säure. Seidenglatte Tannine. Wiederum würzig wie schon in der Nase, dazu Noten von Cassiskompott. Im Abgang mittellang und weich.
Fruit forward and very smooth. Light acidity with smooth tannins. Would not of guessed this to be an Italian wine.
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From Antinori comes this incredibly delicious perpetual Best Buy. The 2010 was named by Food & Wine Magazine one of the Top 10 Best Bargain Wines in the World! "An absurd value!" Neprica is a blend of 40% Negroamaro 30% Primitivo and 30% Cabernet from Antinori’s two estates in Puglia. Of course Negroamaro is the ubiquitous native variety found in virtually ever Puglia wine including the very popular Salice Salentino. Leave it to the masters at Antinori to blend in Cabernet to give it international class and style.
TASTING NOTES: Brilliantly ruby red in color the wine has aromas of red berry fruits, plums, black cherries and violets. It is supple and harmonious on the palate, with bright acidity and balanced tannins. VINTAGE: • The 2012 summer months were very cool through July resulting a delayed ripening. Veraison taking place 20 days later than the previous year. • The warm August weather sped up the vegetative cycle and brought it back to a normal pace. VINEYARD HISTORY: • Tormaresca was founded in 1998 with the investment and vision of the Antinori family in Italy’s Puglia region. • The Tormaresca estate is comprised of two properties: Boca di Lupo is 820 feet above sea level and is located in Murgia. Masseria Maime is located in the Salento region. • Neprica is produced from grapes from both estates. VINIFICATION • The grapes were picked at the optimal degree of ripeness and vinified separately in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks. • The maceration lasted between eight and ten days. • Malolactic fermentation was completed by the beginning of winter. • The wine was refined for eight months in stainless steel tanks and at least four months in the bottle. BLEND: 40% Negroamaro 30% Primitivo 30% Cabernet Sauvignon ALCOHOL: 13.5% Vol.
Neprica is an awesome blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon from southern Italy that offers an unbeatable price versus quality ratio. This rising star of Puglia would pair with meats, pasta or aged cheese and offers clean aromas of ripe fruit, spice and leather.
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