Earthy and robust red blend from one of Southern Italys most prominent regions
Full-bodied, rich and rustic with moderate acidity and rounded tannins. Immediately powerful aromas of dark forest fruits, berries and worn leather. Dark fruits follow through on the palate with black cherries, plums and bramble as well as oak-aged flavours of sweet vanilla, liquorice and black pepper.
- Negro Amaro 95%, Malvasia Nera 5%
Food Pairing: Have this Salentino with beef carpaccio, pasta dishes with strong sauces (especially mushroom) or spiced venison.
Cellaring: Now to 2026
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
As the “heel” on the boot of Italy, the Salice Salentino region in Puglia is as distinctive geographically as it is viticulturally. The combination of warm temperatures, cooling sea breezes, fertile plains and mountain ranges gives the wine here a singular identity and profile all of its own.
With a vineyard area of approximately 110ha, a commitment to organic and sustainable practices and a philosophy of letting the land do the talking, Candidio wines are at the fore front of modern winemaking in the region.
Negro Amaro roughly translates as “the black, bitter one”. It certainly is distinctively opaque but in the hands of these master winemakers you have a well-rounded, earthy and spicy expression of the best that Puglia has to offer.