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Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO since 2011

Salento is the sea, the sun, the wind and the vineyards of Negroamaro, where for thousands of years wine has been the symbol of excellent agriculture and cuisine.

Wine color: red, rosé

Alcohol content: from 11.50% to 13% depending on typology

Characteristic of: the whole territory of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto

Grape variety:  Negroamaro for a minimum of 90% both for the red and for the rosé

 


Centuries of history have settled the Salento culture of the three territories now enclosed in the provinces of Lecce, Taranto and Brindisi. They were united on the initiative of Frederick II in the far 13th century until the last century. Taranto broke away from Lecce in 1923 and Brindisi in 1927. A thousand years of history, and of common climatic conditions characterized by the scarcity of water, have sculpted in the wind the vineyards and olive groves between the two seas Jonio and Adriatico. The Terra d’Otranto has only one soul, in which Negroamaro reigns supreme. In the Tacco d’Italia, for Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto DOP, all types of grapes can be dried on the vine or on mats or in boxes, even in the fruttaio under controlled conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation.

The typologies envisaged by the production regulations are:

  • Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Red, also Riserva
  • Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Rosé, also Spumante Charmat Method and Sparkling

Tasting notes

Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Red offers in the glass the knowledge of the vine-dressers who privilege the use of 90% of Negroamaro grapes.

In the glass it has a more or less intense ruby red colour with possible reflections tending towards garnet red with ageing, a pleasant and intense aroma and a full and well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 12,50%

 

Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Red Rezserve again made from 90% Negroamaro grapes, requires the patience and care of two years of aging.

In the glass the wine has a more or less intense ruby red colour with possible reflections tending towards garnet red with ageing, a pleasant and intense aroma and it is full and well balanced at the palate.

Alcohol Content: 13%.

Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Rosé has a more or less intense rosé colour, a delicate, fruity aroma and a full, well balanced,  lively taste.

Alcohol Content: 12%.

 

Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Spumante Charmat Method Rosé enchants with a fine and persistent froth, a more or less intense rosé colour, a delicate and fruity aroma, a fresh, well balanced, from extra brut to extra dry.

Alcohol Content:  11,50%.

 

Negroamaro di Terra d’Otranto PDO Rosé Sparkling in the glass has a fine, evanescent froth, a more or less intense rosé colour, a delicate, fruity aroma and a dry to medium sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 11,50%.

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