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Negroamaro

Negroamaro

 

 

Grape type: Black

Negroamaro is one of the most distinctive grape vines of Puglia along with Primitivo and Nero di Troia. Its cultivation dates back to the Greek colonization, between the 7th and 8th centuries BC. It is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto, an area commonly known as Salento.

Negroamaro is a black grape vine variety that produces wines of a dark ruby ​​red colour, with a vinous and fruity bouquet, with hints of black berries and sometimes of tobacco, and a bitter, round and dry flavour.

The bunch of Negroamaro is simple, compact and of medium-size, the grapes are of medium-size with a thick purplish coloured skin, and a juicy and sweet pulp.

The Negroamaro vine produces elegant and smooth wines: the rosé wines are very palatable and fresh, the reds are vigorous and impressive.

It blends well with other local grape varieties such as Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. With the latter ones, Negroamaro can produce very elegant and full-bodied red wines.

DOP wines with Negroamaro grapevine

Wines with Negroamaro as main grapevine

Alezio

Brindisi

Copertino

Galatina

Leverano

Lizzano

Matino

Nardò

Negroamaro di Terra d'Otranto

Salice Salentino

Squinzano

Wines with Negroamaro as secondary grape

Aleatico di Puglia

Rosso di Cerignola

Gioia del Colle

Rosso Cerignola

IGT zones of production

Salento

Tarantino

Valle d'Itria