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Neprica Puglia IGT 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes A 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.

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Tormaresca:
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinar... Read more
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary vital territory. The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way. Tormaresca is the expression of the above two souls. Character, personality and top quality are the characteristics that Puglia transmits to the native grape varieties. For this reason the Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity. Read less

Member Reviews for Neprica Puglia IGT

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Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
4.00 5
02/14/2011

A unique blend of 3 varietals. A great wine for the value and easy to find. Will blend well with food. Amazing quality for under $10.00. I hope they keep producing this blend over the years. I will hang on to some for a vertical in the future!


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
3.00 5
03/14/2011

i love negroamaro when it's done right; great earthy nose with lots of subtle hints of blueberry and other berry notes. A steal at ten bucks!


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.00 5
02/24/2010

very drinkable (in a good way!)


Snooth User: Val13
114220610
3.00 5
07/17/2009

Berries/cassis nose, royal purple color, mild acid, moderate tannin.


Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
3.50 5
07/23/2011

Very smooth red. $10 BM


Snooth User: jmd477
241781200
3.50 5
10/19/2009

A very interesting wine. I was intrigued by the blend of three different grapes, though it seemed to me that it taste most like a Cabernet Sauvignon. I sipped a glass of this prior to sitting down to dinner. Not much of a sipping wine as it was a little heavy and rather dry, with definite hints of chocolate and coffee. That said, I then paired it with a DelMonico steak, some vegetables and salad. It worked quite well and complimented the steak. This is a good value for the money and an affordable alternative to a good Cab. Of course, one could also justify paying a few dollars more for a decent Cab instead of this.


Snooth User: sacredsky
79006164
3.00 5
05/08/2010

Like it less the more I drank it, but it's still good. Dry, spicy, but very nicely balanced.


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External Reviews for Neprica Puglia IGT

External Review
10/15/2010

Aromas of berries and light, spicy licorice with flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and hints of licorice with a balanced acidity.


External Review
05/18/2011

A fresh Mediterranean red, this blends negroamaro with primitivo and cabernet sauvignon to build its warm, lasting flavors. the spicy, dark fruit sweetness balances savory, gentle tannins, finishing clean and bright. Ready for the beach or a sausage pizza.


External Review
07/07/2009

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
05/18/2011

Aromas of black forest fruit, iris and a hint of fresh licorice. Medium-bodied, with good concentration and a lightly firm, medium finish. Clean, tight and fruity. Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
04/12/2011

88 Points - Wine Advocate The 2008 Neprica is a great example of the inexpensive, utterly delicious reds southern Italy is capable of. This plump, juicy Neprica offers lovely dark fruit, licorice an


External Review
05/22/2010

Neprica - Rosso Puglia IGT 2008 - Tormaresca: Neprica - Rosso Puglia IGT 2008 - Rotwein von TormarescaDiese Cuveé aus Negroamaro, Primitivo und Cabernet präsentiert sich mit einer erstaunlich satten, dunkelpurpurroten Farbe und einem samtigen, vollmundigen Geschmack von Waldbeeren und Lakritze. Der Neprica - Rosso Puglia IGT 2008 von Tormaresca ist ein idealer Begleiter zu Fischgerichten. Er sollte 1 Stunde vor dem Genuss belüftet werden.Weingut: TormarescaLand: ItalienRegion: ApulienRebsorten: 25% Cabernet, 15% Primitivo, 70% NegroamaroInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Rotwein > Italien > Apulien


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Wine Tasting Notes A 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.

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