2020 - The Salento wine region is located in the southern part of Apulia, which is known as Italy's heel of the boot. This area, located between the Adriatic and Ionian sea, is the home of the Falvo families Masseria Li Veli winery, one of Barriques favorite Italian estates. The Falvo family rebuilt the Masseria Li Veli from the inside, creating a modern wine making facility, while maintaining the classic stone exterior. True to their Italian heritage and winemaking history, their wines champion local indigenous grape varieties such as with the 100% Negoamaro in this wine.
When you pour the Contrade Negroamaro into the glass, you will notice the inky, dark velvet red color. The wine pours forth with plush, saturated aromas of cherry liqueur, red currant, blueberry preserves, licorice, lavender and an earthy spice blend. It will pleasantly fill your palate the palate with lush red berry fruits, visceral mouthfeel and smooth soft tannins. The Contrade Negoamaro is a tasty wine to just enjoy over a good conversation. It also makes for a fantastic companion with pizza, a hearty meat lasagna, and burgers on the grill.