2017 Vigna Cantina Negro Amaro

Charismatic individual

Native family red grape of Molise Abruzzi now grown here in the Barossa Valley.

$25.00

Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Angaston
Specified Vineyard Single vineyard that lays upon ironstone, clay loam over limestone
Altitude 360 metres
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Negro Amaro 100%
Age of Vines 6 year old graft onto 50 year old semillon
Alc/vol 14.0%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Seasoned French Francois Freres barriques for 9 months
Total Production 3500 bottles
Vintage Excellent winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign for a healthy vintage. Summer was mild to warm with a couple of rain events during January & February helped freshen things up leading into April harvest.
Wine Making Made via 20% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment and bottled unfiltered.
Style A truly charismatic red table wine with high perfumed dark red spiced summer fruits that runs through the palate with added licorice blackstrap, violets, earthen notes. The finish is long, fresh and lively with lovely supple tannins.

Reviews

Mike Bennie

The WineFront – Gary Walsh

Philip White – Indaily