Negroamaro Salice Salentino Rosso DOP
This wine, produced according to the noble wine-making tradition of Salento, is named after the ancient Messapian fortified city of Axa (San Pancrazio – Italy). Ruby red in color, it is made from a blend of Negroamaro DOC grapes (85%) and Malvasia Nera grapes (15%). It has an intense aroma and a full-bodied, well-balanced flavor. The grapes are fermented separately and blended at a later stage, which obtains a particularly appealing wine which is perfect for an entire meal. It is ideal with red meats, wild game, and aged cheese.
|Variety/Blend||Negroamaro 85%/Malvasia nera 15%.|
|Alcohol content||13.5% vol.|
Upper Salento Plain (San Pancrazio Salentino - San Donaci), province of Brindisi, in the DOC Salice Salento zone.
Grapes are picked when very ripe, de-stemmed and gently crushed. Maceration takes place at a temperature between 25 and 28° C for about ten days, with frequent but brief pumping phases alternating with délestage.
After vinification, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months, followed by aging in the bottle.
Deep, dark ruby red
Intense, fragrant, spicy-sweet aromas reminiscent of plums and red fruit jam.
Full-bodied, round, warm, pleasantly tannic, very persistent.
|Serving temperature||Uncork and decant an hour before. Optimum temperature between 18° and 20° C.|
Excellent with typical regional dishes such as pasta with tomato sauce and meat, roast lamb, and grilled meat.
|Bottle size||750 ml|