Deep red, purplish color. The complex and spicy bouquet releases notes of fig, currant, and blackberry. Elegant, agreeable, and fresh flavors, with aromas of herbs and cherry jam; persistent and harmonious aftertaste.
100% Negroamaro. Bottled by I.C.Q.A. I-TA/64. In 2000, Gaetano Marangelli, along with his brother, Vito Angelo, began making wines through artisan processes that respect the time-honored traditions of local winemaking, while experimenting with unfamiliar varietals and exploring new ways to emphasize the uniqueness of Puglia's grapes, fertile soil, and vineyards. The result is harmonious, balanced, yet uniquely powerful wine that have received numerous national and international awards and are distributed in thirty countries around the world. Cantine Menhir Salento currently has 25 acres of vineyard in the fertile coastal region of Laghi Alimini. One part of the vineyard is home to ancient primitivo vines more than 80 years old, while the other is comprised of new vines including minutolo, aleatico, malvasia nera, susumaniello, and negroamaro. The winery is situated in the heart of the historical center of Minervino di Lecce in Puglia, Italy’s "heel of the boot." It is located about 6.2 miles from the historical town of Otranto and the breathtakingly beautiful coast of the Adriatic, and is surrounded by olive groves, ancient olive oil presses, awe-inspiring medieval fortresses, and parks of megalithic Menhir and Dolmen structures.