Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tormaresca Neprica (2007) Puglia

A spicy Italian red wine from Tormaresca, an investment vehicle for the Antinori’s who established the winery in 1998 after purchasing the vast (1,200 acres) vineyards of Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime in Puglia. With the help of Antinori enologist Renzo Cotarella, the wineries first wine debuted the following year. The wineries collection now encompasses a wide variety of both reds and whites. The 2007 Neprica is a blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Cabernet Sauvignon (hence the name). Vinified and aged in stainless steel. Very dark, ruby-red in color. Peppery, black fruit nose and palate. A tannic bite on the finish. Good pizza wine.

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