An Introduction to Negroamaro

One of the three most important grapes of Puglia, the heel of Italy, Negroamaro is mostly grown in Brindisi and Lecce, communes on the Salento peninsula. This means it is seldom grown far from the sea which helps lower nighttime temperatures, retaining acidity. Its name in Italian may mean ‘black and bitter’ but Negroamaro tends to make dark coloured red wines, often blends, with a rich, deep fruitiness, or delightfully aromatic rosés.


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