NEGROAMARO – Salento IGT

Negroamaro is the most typical grape variety of Salento on the southernmost part of Apulia region and has drawn great interest thanks to the character of its wines. Rivera’s modern winemaking results a fresh and balanced red wine with bright aromas of dark berries and long aftertaste.

NEGROAMARO – Salento IGT

Details

Producer

Rivera

Country

Italy

Region

Apulia

Growing area

Salento

Farming type

Traditional Ecological

Grapes

Negroamaro

Product code

2075006

Color

Red

Sparkling

No

Vegan

No

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Vinification

Harvest

Harvested in the second week of September.

Fermentation

Macerated at 25°C for 7-8 days in stainless steel vats with frequent pump-overs.

Ageing

Aging for 9 months in glass-lined concrete vats underground, to maintain the fruit and varietal character intact.

Finishing

-

Organoleptic

Colour

Deep ruby red.

Bouquet

Complex bouquet of wild dark berry fruit, with notes of black licorice.

Palate

Medium bodied on the palate with a long complex aftertaste exhibiting the pleasant, bitterish note typical of the Negroamaro.

Food pairing and serving

Food

As very versatile wine that can be enjoyed by itself or matching pastas, soups and meats.

Serving

Best served at 18-20°C

In their wines the noble spirit of Castel del Monte The noble and intriguing Castel del Monte is the ideal symbol to identify one of the most exceptional wine-growing regions of Apulia, which received its DOC designation in 1971 and DOCG in 2001. The area covers the area north of Bari that descends from “Alta Murgia” towards the Adriatic Sea and splits into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and in soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards. These areas are characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, but tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red wine are grown . Bombino Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico are flanked - mainly through research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulation. The land. Murgia is a karst plateau of ancient origin that forms the backbone of central Apulia. An irregular and banner landscape without borders and interruptions, but with the mysterious Castel del Monte acting as a sentry and representing a definitive benchmark. The area covers the territory north of Bari that slopes down from “Alta Murgia” to the Adriatic Sea, divided into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard-limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards trained to spalliera bassa, or low vertically trained canopies grown between meadows and fields. On the other hand, deep and loose tuff limestone soils between 180 and 300 meters offer an endless array of olive groves and vineyards. In these areas characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, yet tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties are grown, such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red Bombino. Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico, are flanked - specifically for research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulatory.

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