Negroamaro Salento Organic
Delicate, Intense Aromas, Soft Tannins, Spicy
The Negroamaro Salento Organic is an elegant red wine, deep ruby red of intense aromas.
Red berries, cherry, delicate spices are prominent, and on the palate the Negroamaro Salento is full with excellent structure and soft tannins.
The wine has a clean fresh and long finish. This wine is certified ORGANIC and VEGAN .
Negroamaro is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is grown almost exclusively in Apulia and particularly in Salento, the peninsula which can be visualised as the "heel" of Italy.
The production area is 50-280 mt above sea level. The vines that are 20-25 year old planted on a rich clay /lime soil. The manual harvest is between September and October.
Negroamaro Salento is a versatile red wine. It works well both with first and second courses, white and red meat dishes, cured meat and crostini, pizza, fried food, fresh and semi seasoned cheese.
The Perrini family have been making wine for generations in the Salento area of the Puglia region. For many years most of the grapes were sold to larger companies, as the means and finances to estate-bottle were not available to many of the local “contadini”.
Following some sudden life changing events, Vito and his sister Mila Perrini converted their family’s 50 hectares to organic viticulture in 1993, long before many in the area had even considered it. Demonstrating definite foresight, they built an underground cellar, a costly but necessary investement to make their truly subtle and elegant wines, as opposed to the often too-heavy-handed fermentations of the native red grapes.
Their vines are 30-35 years of age and are spread over a number of plots in the hills and the coastal area around Castellaneta, near Taranto. The vineyards are kept low yield and the grapes are picked by hand and immediately brought to the cellar in small baskets. The wines are then vinified in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 12-14 days of maceration, then aged in stainless steel and glass-lined tanks. The Perrini vineyard is certified organic.