Tenuta Curezza, Nerosso Salento DOC, 2011 Wine of the Year

From the estate of famed Italian winemaker,

Nicola Biscardo

This unique blend of the most ancient grapes of the Puglia region, blended to give this special wine it’s dark ruby red appearance with violet highlights. On the nose, you will have a neat, intense aroma that displays black pepper, grass and fresh plums. On the palate, you will enjoy a soft and velvety texture, nice tannins and a long clean finish.

A tendril of the Venetian Feuda di San Nicola estate and indeed, founded by its namesake, Nicola Biscardo, Curezza (care in Italian) night-harvests and blends equal parts of four of Puglia’s signature black grapes, vinifies them together in both tank and barrel, then ages them in barrique. The result? Nerosso, an amalgam of negro (black) and rosso (red), and terrifically tasty.

  Light Purple
  Medium-High Intensity, developing, floral, red fruits, black fruits
  Medium Bodied, dry, medium acidity, light-average tannin, moderate-high intensity, plum, spicy, black cherry, medium-long finish

Soil :   Clay and Iron, very dark and loose for 5 feet-clay and fossils very compact underneath.

Grape Variety:   Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia, Uva di Troia

Suggested Pairings:   Full bodied and massive, goes well with roasted meat, game and aged cheese. Serve at 64 F

Wine Maker Note:   NEROSSO is a very seducing wine, like an early 30s guy ! It is fun but not silly, complex but not serious, elegant but not too sophisticated…It’s a SCOUNDREL: good Friday night date but not to be trusted for long term commitment !!!

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