Get to know: Vigneti del Salento, 'I Muri' Negroamaro
A delicious and intense Southern Italian red. The aromas are bold with notes of blackberries and blackcurrants. The medium-bodied palate is velvety, with good balance and savoury notes on the finish. This is the kind of moreish wine that keeps drawing you back in for another sip.
Try with a parpadelle in a beef shin ragu.
The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working for many years. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.
2021 proved to be one of the most difficult vintages of recent years in Puglia. Drought conditions persisted throughout the summer, impacting yields. However, thanks to the dedication of the local growers, the harvest remained excellent in quality with the grapes displaying vibrant fruit flavours and aromas.
Aged in used American and French oak for 4-5 months before bottling.