La Corte Negroamaro Puglia IGT Vigne Vecchie 2006
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The name Solyss is derived from the Latin word for sun, and beautiful bright sunshine is something that's never lacking in the Puglia region of Southern Italy. La Corte wanted to take the utmost advantage of this favorable climate to bring out the best in the traditional indigenous grape varieties like, Negroamaro. So they hired super star wine maker Chris Ringland who's made multiple 100 point wines in Australia from old vines grapes. He produced this 100% Negroamaro using grapes from 60 year old vines. The intensity and concentration comes through brilliantly as does the bright fruit. Solyss is a round, full bodied wine with sleek style and superb balance. A far cry from the rustic style often associated with this varietal.<small>Terms & Conditions: Pay only $0.99 per bottle Standard UPS on Solyss 2006 Negroamaro, La Corte. All other items ship at their regular advertised shipping prices. Offer is not valid on 1-day or 2-day delivery. Offer not valid on prior purchases. $0.99 shipping expires on November 21st, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST. Take 15% Off All Cases (12 bottle or more and all mixed cases). Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases.
Opens up with ripe jammy fruit: dark cherry and raspberry. Never gets heavy or cloying however as the brisk acidity provides lift and the terroir accents reveal themselves with air. Notes of graphite charcoal and campfire give the impression of a ripe (and twice as expensive) Saint-Émilion. The finish is long and harmonious the aforementioned fruit complemented by a pretty violet floral tone. A tremendous value.