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Tormaresca Morgicchio Negroamaro Salento IGT 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this marvelous Primitivo as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. The name of this wine is taken from a seventeenth century farming estate located near Masseria Maime and it is made exclusively from Negroamaro grapes cultivated on the Masseria Maime estate. The grapes are harvested slightly overripe in order to enhance their phenolic potential. After the crushing, fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks, temperature controlled and maceration for 15-18 days. After the racking, the wine was transferred in French and Hungarian oak barrels where it aged for 9 months before being bottled. It has aromas of plum and cherry along with delicate balsamic mint and spicy licorice notes. It’s remarkably soft on the palate with rich fruit and spice flavors. The ideal balance and delicate tannins offer a compelling mouthfeel and the flavors linger on the finish.

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Region: Italy » Puglia » Salento Igt

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Winery: Tormaresca
Color: Red
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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

External Reviews for Tormaresca Morgicchio Negroamaro Salento IGT

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Source: WineExpress.com
01/08/2016

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this marvelous Primitivo as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. The name of this wine is taken from a seventeenth century farming estate located near Masseria Maime and it is made exclusively from Negroamaro grapes cultivated on the Masseria Maime estate. The grapes are harvested slightly overripe in order to enhance their phenolic potential. After the crushing, fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks, temperature controlled and maceration for 15-18 days. After the racking, the wine was transferred in French and Hungarian oak barrels where it aged for 9 months before being bottled. It has aromas of plum and cherry along with delicate balsamic mint and spicy licorice notes. It’s remarkably soft on the palate with rich fruit and spice flavors. The ideal balance and delicate tannins offer a compelling mouthfeel and the flavors linger on the finish.



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