Néprica, 100% Negroamaro – Tormaresca (75cl) IGT Puglia
Appellation: Puglia IGT
Grape: 100% Negroamaro
Producer: Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production.
Vineyard: The grapes come from the Masseria Maìme estate in Salento, which runs along the coast and features a mixture of bush vines and newer cordon-trained plantings.
Winery: The grapes were vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, at a maximum of 26ºC. There was an eight to ten day maceration, followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in tank for eight months before bottling.
Taste: Red fruits and cherry jam sit alongside subtle notes of violets and anise. There is plenty of freshness here and the tannins are elegant and lithe, complementing the lively but balanced acidity.
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