A Mano Negroamaro
A Mano Negroamaro, first note is crushed berries, black cherries and spices, look again and you find a floral note, like the heart of an apricot coloured rose.
A Mano Negroamaro has floral notes are common in white wines, but rare in reds; Negroamaro is one of the few reds that have it, and it is seductive.
A Mano Negroamaro is deep coloured with a concentrated chocolate and dark plum perfume and a touch of liquorice that gives way to a full-bodied and powerful palate.
Dark red fruit dominates the palate of A Mano Negroamaro with the characteristic tannin of Negroamaro which melts into a long, chocolatey finish.
2012 was an excellent year for their red grapes. The long warm, but not too hot, summer extended into the most beautiful months of September and October.
It was nothing short of perfect for the final phase of ripening. Grapes were harvested from the 22nd to 24th of September, perfectly ripe and super healthy. http://www.amanowine.com/
Mark Shannon and Elvezia Sbalchiero, the duo behind A Mano Negroamaro, have worked in the wine business for most of their lives.
Elvezia is a northern Italian wine marketing expert and Mark is a Californian winemaker. They fell in love with Puglia and, when they decided to start their own label, made it their home.
By producing wines of quality, Mark and Elvezia have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy’s most talked about grape varieties.
They pay high prices for the best grapes from 70-100 year old vines and focus solely on quality and a modern style.
A Mano Negroamaro is unlike any other that you will ever try. It is sleek, elegant, filled with finesse and the ability to please your palate with every sip.
The first note is crushed berries –juicy and sweet, then black cherries and spices. Look again and you find a floral note, like the heart of an apricot colored rose.
Floral notes are common in white wines, but rare in reds; a Mano Negroamaro is one of the few reds that have it, and it is seductive.
This wine comes from a single vineyard in the Salento peninsula. It’s an old vineyard, dry-farmed and trained on a trellis.
Negroamaro needs some shade to protect the beautiful and unusual flavors and the simple trellis system provides the perfect sun screen for these sensitive grapes.
We ferment cold, with frequent pumpovers to extract color, but keep the tannins in balance and preserve the fruit flavors.
A Mano Negroamaro is delightful in its youth with all the exuberant fruit flavours.
It will also age for a very long time, up to 15 years, and develop the complexities of mature Burgundy.
A Mano Negroamaro
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