Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2009
Simple but a great weekday night dinner wine for the price. Not any where close to the complexity of Italy's greats from Piedmont or Tuscany but still give you a taste of the Italian terrior. More fruit forward than one would expect with a somewhat flat finish. Hints of red berry and strawberry.
Rustic and earthy, with chocolate and coffee flavors. We really like this wine a great deal, and it would pair well with red pasta dishes and grilled steak. Great value at around $10.
Rustic and leathery, with ripe fruit and fine tannins. The core is negroamaro earthiness but the cabernet adds some nice balance and complexity. This is a really fine value at around $10.
Nice wine, and pretty good for the price. Kind of low key and smooth, but with little floral spice-notes that dance around over top of the smoothness. This wine seemed a little delicate considering it has Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, but then again, I tried it after having a Primitivo. Overall a pretty good find.
Very good value ... Easy drinking.
External Reviews for Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica
Neprica is an awesome blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon from southern Italy that offers an unbeatable price versus quality ratio. This rising star of Puglia would pair with meats, pasta or aged cheese and offers clean aromas of ripe fruit, spice and leather.
The 2009 Neprica is a fresh, floral red made in a juicy style best suited to near-term drinking. Sweet red berries, dried flowers, herbs and tobacco linger on the vinous finish. The blend is Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2013.
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 and herbs on a powerful frame. It is an incredible value. Neprica is a blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2012.
Spicy black cherry and blackberry notes are fresh and lively, as hints of underbrush and tarry mineral frame the finish. Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.
Deep red. Sexy, clean aromas of floral red berries and red cherry. Offers a lush but smooth texture firmed up by an edge of acidity. Not particularly complex, but the pliant red berry fruit offers considerable appeal. Could use more acidity for greater vivacity. Finishes with average length.
"Antinori Tormaresca Neprica 2008 is intense Ruby Red with violet hues. Its aroma is of red fruits
Aromas of berries and light, spicy licorice with flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and hints of licorice with a balanced acidity.