TENUTE RUBINO, NEGROAMARO, SALENTO ROSSO, IGT, PUGLIA, ITALY, 2018
Tommaso Rubino, a firm believer in Salento's potential, acquired in the 1980's four separate estates to demonstrate the diversity of the region.
Jaddico, Marmorelle, Uggio and Punta Aquila stretch from the Adriatic coast to the hinterland of Brindisi. Tommaso's goal was to show Salento wine at it's very best and through the diverse range that his family now offer, made from local varietals like the fascinating Susamaniello and more well known ones such as Primitivo, they are well on their way.
The Uggio Santa Teresa estate in Brindisi provides the fruit for this scrumptious wine. Vineyards at 100 metres above sea level, spurred cordon trained at 500 vines per hectare. Planted in 1998 the vineyard yields 80 kg per ha.
Fermented in stainless steel vats, with a 12 day maceration at a controlled temperature and malolactic fermentation.
No oak treatment
An intense, smooth and charming wine. Fruity and spicy on the palate, it combines its structure with balanced acidity and well-defined tannins. Intense ruby red, with persistent and intense blueberry, blackberry and black cherry fruits. Soft, harmonic and velvet smooth tannins.
Ideal with ravioli or bolognaise, roast lamb and semi-cured cheeses.