Zacinto – Negroamaro
This wine is dedicated to Zacinto, the massero (the person who managed everything, especially the quality of the grapes) for Masseria Cuturi. The Negroamaro varietal made his favorite wine and he secretly made special batches just for himself and hid the barrels. His legend lives on in this deep, dark wine with fine sweet wild cherry and notes of anise, violets and wild flowers, harmoniously blend with the mineral and marine flavors of this terroir.
Appellation: Negroamaro Puglia IGT
Style: red, dry
Varietal: 100% Negroamaro
Color: Deep ruby red with light violet rims.
Bouquet: Fragrant and fruity with fresh notes of wild cherries and sweet spices.
Taste: Floral and herbal notes with velvety and round flavors. The finish is delicate and persistent.
Food Pairings: Savory dishes. Braised and roasted meats. Semi-aged cheeses. Spicy and herb seasoned dishes.
Serving Temperature: 16/18º C (60/64º F).
Training System: Spallier with Guyot pruning
Soil: Clay and Sand
Plants per hectare: 4500
Harvest: Hand-picked Mid-September, at the perfect ripening moment for the varietal.
Alcoholic Fermentation: Maceration in temperature-controlled steel vats at 22-28 C°
Malolactic Fermentation: The malolactic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats.
Aging: The wine is aged in the vat along 3 months before bottling.