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Notarpanaro is the name of a single vineyard, estate-bottled red wine. It is made from a blend of two indigenous grapes, Negroamaro and Malvasia Ne... Read more
Ruby red in color; very elegant bouquet with aromas of tobacco and licorice. The palate displays ripened red berries, anise and licorice. Read more
Youthful red color. Licorice, fresh herbs, smoke, raisin and exotic fruits on the nose. Sweet and full in the mouth, with sappy berry and licorice ... Read more
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Notarpanaro is the name of a single vineyard, estate-bottled red wine. It is made from a blend of two indigenous grapes, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. The wine reveals an intense ruby red color, full, rich, expansive flavors and an elegant feel on the palate. Serve as an accompaniment to flavorful, rich dishes; particularly meats and aged cheeses. If you like Dr. Taurino's Salice Salentino, you'll LOVE his Notarpanaro!
Ruby red in color; very elegant bouquet with aromas of tobacco and licorice. The palate displays ripened red berries, anise and licorice.
Youthful red color. Licorice, fresh herbs, smoke, raisin and exotic fruits on the nose. Sweet and full in the mouth, with sappy berry and licorice flavor and a hint of apple. Vinous and penetrating, though not especially tannic or high in acidity. Has a noble rusticity.
The 1990 Notarpanaro (which also tastes like the Italian version of Zinfandel) possesses dry almond-like flavors to go along with the weedy tobacco, licorice, and berry fruit. Spicy, round, and generously-endowed, with a late-harvest, Amarone-like character, it should be drunk over the next several years.
The 1994 Notarpanaro Rosso is a blend of 85% Negroaramo and 15% Malvasia Nera. This wine spends time is barrique, of which one-third is new. A dark garnet color is followed by an earthy concoction of dried herbs, black cherry fruit, underbrush, truffles, and smoke. Ripe, chewy, and full-bodied, with abundant quantities of concentrated fruit, this gamy, robust, southern Italian red is the perfect foil for a cheese course or with grilled meats.
The barrique-aged (one-third new) 1995 Notarpanaro is a dense, rich, full-bodied wine displaying licorice, dried fruit, pepper, truffle, and spice characteristics. Filled with personality, it possesses rustic tannin, but plenty of depth as well as a chewy, muscular, robust finish. It should drink well for 4-5 years.
The question mark beside the score of the 1999 Notarpanaro relates to its controversial late harvest Amarone-like notes along with a touch of volatile acidity. Its big, spicy, earthy nose is reminiscent of burning tobacco intermixed with aged beef, ashes, and sweet cheese. Not for everybody, it is an authentic, rustic southern Italian red made in an old style. Drink this fascinating effort over the next 2-3 years.
Colour: Fine ruby red, slight orange shade with aging. Fragrance: Full, heavy and enduring bouquet. Taste: Moderate dry with elegant bitter finish, robust and full-bodied. Serve with roasts, game, meat on the spit and grilled regional cooking.
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