Country: Italy Region: Puglia
Varietal: 100% Negroamaro
Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Sabino Russo
Messer Del Fauno is an artisanal Italian farm in Puglia where the best local wines and olive oils are produced. Winemaker Sabino Russo is passionate about this wine and its provenance. This grape is grown almost exclusively in Puglia region and particularly in Salento, the peninsula which can be visualized as the “heel” of Italy. After an accurate selection, the grapes are vinified following the traditional method without the addition of any concentrated must. The primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Very good to be drunk young, it develops into velvety softness with further ageing in bottle.
Ageing Potential: Drink Now , Can Age 1-3 yrs
Colour: A deep red violet colour with purple edges.
Bouquet: Characteristic bouquet of red berries and spices.
Taste: Sweet, fruity and spicy with intense flavours leading to a soft supple finish.
Perfect with red meats, pizza and all Mediterranean spiced dishes. Serve at room temperature.
Although amaro is the Italian for ‘bitter’, the name is thought to derive from two words meaning ‘black’: the Latin ‘negro’ and the ancient Greek ‘maru’.
Food Matches: Ravioli / Barbecued Burgers and Grilled Lamb, Sumptuous Summer BBQ Accompaniment