Dark-skinned, inky black Negroamaro is the undisputed star grape in Salice Salentino – one of Puglia’s only DOCs (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), a designation reserved for only the most premium regions.
And Francesco Liantonio’s Torrevento winery (regular winner of Gambero Rosso’s prestigious Tre Bicchieri rating) is famous for its succulent versions. And this perfectly mature, barrel-aged exclusive is your perfect taste.
Winemaker Leonardo Palumbo certainly made the most of the bountiful 2008 harvest – not only did the Negroamaro ripen beautifully, but the Malvasia Nera (another top local grape) was so lovely and luscious, he couldn’t resist adding a splash to the blend. After 12 months in barrel, the wine has an inviting thread of baking spice and vanilla toast wound around its black plum- and blackberry-flavored core.
A primo choice for meaty pasta dinners, pizzas or grilled/roasted red meats – hurry for yours.