Category Archives: Puglia

Inauguration of Masseria Altemura, Puglia, Italy- October 2012 – A Foot On Ground Report – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have always been a student of geography–endlessly fascinated as to what other places look like that I have never visited.  Viewing of maps of regions, territories and countries explains relationships, connections and even dependencies (with respect to dependencies I … 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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Rocca dei Mori Rosso Salento Negroamaro – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits plenty of bright acids; accented with Turkish figs, chocolate, allspice, ground clove and bramble. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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