A Mano Negroamaro comes from a single vineyard in the Salento peninsula. We are convinced that Negroamaro is susceptible to sunburn. It needs some shade to protect the beautiful and unusual flavors and the simple trellis system provides the perfect sun screen for these sensitive grapes. It will age for a very long time and develop the complexities of mature Burgundy.
The wine is a ruby in the glass; approachable now, with great aging potential.
Lush and fruity in the mouth with juicy red berries that coat your tongue. And there’s plenty of density and persistence too.
This wine will shine with spicy sausages, fresh pasta with homemade meatballs, or barbequed chicken
Grape: 100% Negroamaro
Location of vineyards: Salice Salentino (Southern part of Puglia).
Age of vines: 30 to 60 years old.
What makes the site unique: The sandy vineyards are dry farmed and trained on trellises to prevent the sensitive grapes suffering from sunburn.
Fermentation techniques: On arrival at the winery grapes are pressed, destemmed and cooled to 64°F and the must is allowed to ferment at its own pace. After racking in mid-November, the wine remains in an underground cement tank until bottling.
Why this wine is unique: Deep ruby in the glass. The nose opens with crushed berries, black cherries and spices followed by a light floral note. Full and rich, yet sleek and elegant, with lingering spice on the palate. No wood ageing.