F Negroamaro Salento IGP



Wine type: Red

Grape: Negroamaro

Appellation: Salento IGP

Vine training: Old Alberello (bush-vines)

Vines per ha: 4.500

Production area: Contrada di Monte la Conca, between San Marzano
and Francavilla Fontana (BR), Salento, Puglia. The climate is
characterised by high temperatures all year round, with very little
rainfall and a wide temperature range between night and day, which
has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes

Soil: Loam, finely textured and rich in iron oxides that give the topsoil
the distinctive red hue. Calcareous subsoil (limestone) with few
emerging rocks

Harvest: Last week of September

Vinification: Hand-harvest of slightly overripe grapes. Destemming
and crushing followed by cold soak maceration at 8°C for about 24-
48 hours. Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation
for about 10 days with autochthonous yeasts at 24-26°C. Final
drawing off with soft pressing machines

Ageing: Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then in
French and Caucasian oak barrels for 12 months

Tasting notes: Very deep purple red; wide and complex to the nose,
with notes of spices, soft fruit and cherry jam. A full-bodied wine, soft
and balanced, rich in fine tannins, with a pleasant long lasting finish
Best served with: Savoury first courses, red meats, game and aged

Serving temperature: 18°C

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