Category Archives: Negro Amaro

Interview with Ole Udsen – Southern Wine Italian Expert – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

James the Wine Guy Notes: I very much enjoyed meeting Ole Udsen–I met Ole at the Masseria Altemura for the inaugural opening- October 2012.  I am delighted to know someone who not only is expert and extremely articulate about wine … Continue reading

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Negroamaro–Puglia’s Intriguing Beauty – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

Growing primarily in Puglia—the boot hill of Italy; there is a wine grower in Mendocino County. Negroamaro —Amaro an Italian word coming from the Greek meaning bitter and Negro from the Italian meaning black— the color of the grape.   … Continue reading

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Chiarito Mendocino County Negroamaro – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very rare varietal in the US; a compelling varietal and nice expression on this side of the Atlantic; dry and lean; seared cranberry-blackberry, Mexican cinnamon, vanilla and hint of Malabar pepper. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Vita Salentino Negroamaro – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Superbly dry; black currant, cassis, Malabar pepper, slight hint of Fall herbs. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Cantele Amativo Salentino Rosso – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 60% Primitivo and 40% Negroamaro and presents with notes of dark cherry, smoked fennel, anise, chocolate dust encompassing a structure of silky tannins and generous acid base. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Tormaresca Puglia Neprica Red Wine Blend – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Another exciting wine from Puglia, the boot heel of Italy.  This wine is 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine is a blissful experience and delicate balance of acid to alcohol (13.5%) and is without a doubt … Continue reading

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Epicuro Salice Salentino Reserva Negro Amaro Malvasia Nera Blend – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine from the Salice Salentino which is the boot heal of Italy–it’s 80% Negro Amaro and 20% Malvasia Nera.  The Negro Amaro grape in mine opinion is a grape to look out for from Italy–it is a beautifully scented … Continue reading

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