Contrade negroamaro

Negroamaro 2015

Contrade

Deep ruby red; intense aroma, with notes of cherry and blueberry jam, cocoa, licorice and floral fragrances. Round with warm structure and smooth tannins. 100% Negroamaro, one of the most representative red grapes of Salento. Known for producing wines that are full-bodied, rich, elegant and with the typical soft tannins of the Italian “classics,” the word Negroamaro is a Latin-Greek blend which emphasizes the color of the grape: niger from Latin “black” and mavros from Greek “dark”.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Puglia
Appellation/ava:
Salento
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Negroamaro
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
87

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Aging:
Oak (3 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
13.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "87 points. From the Puglia IGT appellation, the easy-drinking Masseria Li Veli 2015 Negroamaro Contrade offers a broad and flat delivery of black fruit aromas. This wine prizes density and richness more than it does depth or nuance. Puglia is home to hearty and beefy red wines that wrap over the palate and get the job done (especially when paired with barbecued lamb). There is a spot of jammy cherry sweetness on the short finish. It's a great value option." (Wine Advocate)

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