PRODUTTORI DI MANDURIA | Negroamaro | Salento | 2019
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Today we are also going to review a single varietal negroamaro wine from Puglia wine region Negroamaro Salento 2019 by Produttori di Manduria. Negroamaro (which translates as ‘black and bitter‘) is a widely planted grape variety in Italy’s deep south, especially on the heel of Italy in Puglia, where it can make seductively heady, ageworthy red wines. Some believe that «negro» (black) is a reference to its very dark colour while «amaro» (bitter) could refer to its strong tannins, or to the fact that in the past the negroamaro wine was left to ferment with the grape-skins for a long time, thus by the end of fermentation it was dark and very bitter. The true origins of this grape variety are uncertain, it is likely that it was brought to Italy by greek colonists in about the 8th century B.C. and found its ideal habitat in the rocky arid region that is Puglia. What is certain though, is that negroamaro is one of Italy’s most ancient vines that has an ancestral bond with Puglia wine region. This particular wine has been aged only in stainless steel tanks and in the bottle in order to preserve to the maximum the purity and typicity of the negroamaro grape variety. That said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
colour: medium ruby color
clarity: pale ruby shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: clean & nuanced
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black plum | black cherry | casis | bramble | blackberry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | earth | other
__spice: black pepper | peppercorn | cloves | allspice
__earth: black soil | gravel
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other: black tea | tobacco
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: medium+
__grip: ripe
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity
body: plump | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: overripe & dried
non fruit: spice & dried fruits
finish: medium-
aftertaste: crisp

rate
//Scoring
PRODUTTORI DI MANDURIA | Negroamaro | Salento | 2019

variety: negroamaro
country: Italy
region: Puglia | Salento
rating: 90.9

//Conclusion
maturity: youthful | not worth ageing
verdict: nice | enjoyable & good
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96x96This is definitely a nice wine of Italy and, with a total of 90.9 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a quite youthful negroamaro wine, that feels slightly opulent and wide, with overwhelming acidity, ripe tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel, leading to a crisp aftertaste. On the nose the wine brings ripe and overripe black fruits to the foreground, followed by a spicy background and a subtle earthy layer in between the two. All in all, this is a slightly angular wine that lacks structure – a wine that is not worth ageing, therefore we would recommend to drink it now or within the next 2 years and pair it with meaty dishes with sweet accents, like for example beef teriyaki or honey-glazed pork chops. Cheers!

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