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The Antinori Family is arguably Italy’s most important and most respected winemaking family. This six-century-old winemaking family crafts some of the world’s most sought-after and award-winning wines. Today’s 2012 Morgicchio Negroamaro Salento IGT hails from the family’s Tormaresca wine label. This is a classic old world Negroamaro!
This wine has a lower density, bright-ruby hue transitioning to marmalade at the edges. Fully ripened and developed nose distinctive of Italian wines with cherry compote, lavender simple syrup, dates, toffee, and coffee with cream. The flavors offer more tart fruit such as cherry, along with mulberry, heath bar, beeswax, and marmalade. Negroamaro is the grape often found in Montepulciano and this quintessential offering follows the proud tradition of light-bodied food-friendly Salento wines. This wine requires a hearty meal, and crab ravioli in a light tomato-basil cream sauce would be ideal.
630 Years of Winemaking Excellence:
The Antinori’s family’s winemaking history has been synonymous with the famed wine growing regions of Tuscany and Umbria since its inception more than six centuries ago when Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered the “Arte Fiorentina,” the Winemakers’ Guild of Florence, in 1385.
Today, the Antinori legacy is overseen by Piero Antinori and his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Together, they oversee one of the largest wine companies in Italy, and their innovations played a large part in the “Super-Tuscan” revolution of the 1970s. Antinori is a member of the Primum Familiae Vini. The company is the 10th oldest family-owned company in the world!
This grape is indigenous to the southern Italian region of Puglia and is nearly exclusive to the peninsula (Italy’s heel) of Salento. This region splits the Adriatic from the Ionian sea. The Negroamaro grape is known for deep rustic and earthy wines that are among the best in the region. Mistakenly called ‘Black Bitter’ from the name Negro Amaro, the correct meaning is Black Black from the combination of Latin Negro and Greek Maro with its history thought to date back to the 7th century BC before the time of Pliny.
What the Winery Says
2012 Morgicchio Negroamaro Salento IGT
- Renzo Cotarella