Mottura vini del Salento
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Negroamaro del Salento

Negroamaro is a grape of remote origin grown in southern Puglia since the 6th century B.C., when it was practically the only grape known in the area. It grows all along the Ionic coast, in the Lecce and Brindisi area and in the province of Taranto, and is harvested by hand towards the middle of September, then subjected to 10-12 days of traditional skin contact and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 20°C with constant pumping-over and delestage. Malolactic fermentation in steel.

Features

Brand

Mottura

Wine

Negroamaro del Salento

Identification

Indicazione geografica tipica

Area of Production

Salento

Soil type

Calcareous, argillaceous

Cultivation system

Espalier and spurred cord

Yield in quintals per hectare

90

Grapes

Negroamaro

Climate

Moderate winter, very dry spring and summer

Harvest

By machine

Wine-making technique

Traditional maceration for 10-12 days and fermentation of must under controlled temperature (20°). Good use of pumping over and delestage. Malolactic fermentation totally developed.

Colour

Brilliant ruby red

Aroma

Generous and persistent, with hints of ripe red fruit, licorice and spices.

Taste

Harmonic with good freshness and smoothness, well balance tannins

Alcohol content

12.5% vol.

Recommended with   

Red meats, roasts, wild game

Serving temperature

16-18° C

Recommended glass

Medium-stemmed clear glass

Durability

Three to four years in a suitable wine cellar