Morbido con tannini dolci e persistenti. Ottimo con grigliate di carne
External Reviews for Tormaresca Negroamaro Salento IGT Masseria Maìme
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. The Masseria Maìme estate, located in Puglia, is an example of both innovation and tradition: old growth systems typical in Puglia, such as the alberello (vines trained to grow to resemble a small bush) and new vineyards grown in trellised rows. The mild climate, due to the vineyards’ proximity to the coast, and the poor, rocky soil are ideal for the native Nergoamaro grapes. Grapes were harvested slightly overripe to achieve the optimal level of phenolic maturity. The maceration lasted 15-18 days in stainless steel tanks. The wine was drained directly into French and Hungarian oak barriques where it was aged for 12 months. Extended bottle age has added to the complexity and the velvety softness of this wine. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored it 92 points saying "Like the last sip of espresso before a Neapolitan shoot out, this wine is all umami complexity: Tar, black pepper and fig combine in rich, mature flavors of dried red fruit that leave your mouth feeling cool and refreshed. Pour it with grilled pork." and the Wine Advocate scored it 90 saying "The 2006 Negroamaro Maime is more powerful and burly than the 2007. Cured meats, smoke, licorice, earthiness and wild cherries are some of the notes that emerge from this distinctive red. Elements of rusticity run through the wine. The bold, extroverted personality may not be for everyone, but there is no shortage of personality and sheer character here. Firm tannins build on the virile finish."
"The 2004 Negroamaro Maime shows the heights this wine is capable of reaching. A wealth of sweet plums
Antinoriandrsquo;s property in Apulia produces this robust and extracted red made from the Negroamaro grape. Deep ruby red in color, the wine is quite complex, with flavors and aromas of smoked red and black fruits, prunes, leather and roasted coffee.
Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 90I'm a fan of Antinori's Puglia estate and the work that enologist Renzo Cotarella does with the region's native varieties. These wines deliver power and aromatic intensity without losing their delicate balance between fruit and tobacco. The wine also shows a nice evolution in the glass with rose petal and vanilla not far behind. Drink now.
Iandrsquo;m a fan of Antinoriandrsquo;s Puglia estate and the work that enologist Renzo Cotarella does with the regionandrsquo;s native varieties. These wines deliver power and aromatic intensity without losing their delicate balance between fruit and tobacco. The wine also shows a nice evolution in the glass with rose petal and vanilla not far behind. Drink now.
The 2001 Masseria Maime, produced from a selection of the best Negro Amaro grapes, boasts powerful aromas of plums and blackberries, tar, and hung game, much flavor concentration and depth, ripe fruit, and a slight graininess of tannins and texture which suggest that waiting a bit for this wine would be a good policy. Drink: 2006ndash;2015.
Dark red. Aromas of dark cherry, plum and tomato salsa pick up sweetness with air. Classically structured, authoritatively flavored wine with layers of dark fruits, licorice and tobacco, plus the negroamaro-typical note of shoe polish. Finishes spicy but without quite enough length to merit an outstanding rating.