This has to be a new Winesale fave! Blew us away on tasting, Deliciously concentrated, plump and juicy Appasimento from Puglia in southern Italy.

Both grape varieties are selected from the best vineyards of Puglia.These are located in the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi. 

60% Negroamaro, 40% Primitivo hand-picked grapes late August, to September. The grapes then go through "Appasimento" A drying technique to further enhace the flavours.

The two varieties are vinified separately but with the use of the same technique. After destemming, the grapes are gently pressed, allowing the skins to remain intact and favoring the extraction of color. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C for 8-10 days. In the early stages of fermentation, in order to obtain the maximum of aromas and soft tannins, frequent pumping overs and delestage are carried out. After racking, malolactic fermentation is induced thanks to selected yeasts. After that, the two wines will be blended together.

50% of the wine is then aged in a mix French and American barriques, for a period of 3 months.

Intense ruby ​​red color, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of wild berries, red currant and licorice. Ageing in French and American barriques adds a pleasant toasted and spicy aroma. On the palate it is full-bodied, soft and well balanced, long and persistent in the finish.

Perfect with red meats and aged cheeses.

(BLA00087)

Country:

Italy

Region:

Puglia

Variety:

Negroamaro, Primitivo

Style:

Big gutsy reds

Closure:

Cork

ABV

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Strong cheese, BBQ meats

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