2020 Vigna Cantina Negro Amaro

Charismatic individual

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

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RegionBarossa Valley
Specified VineyardSingle vineyard that lays upon ironstone, clay loam over limestone
Altitude360 metres
Trellis SystemSingle wire
VarietalNegro Amaro 100%
Age of Vines10 year old graft onto 54 year old Semillon vines
Yield per Vine3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentSeasoned French Francois Freres 5oolt French oak barrels for 17 months
Total Production1500 bottles
VintageA dry 2020 produced a low crop. The foothill vineyard in Angaston showed good canopy to protect the small intense fruit making this 2020 a deliciously showy mid weight fruited release of deliciousness in spades.
Wine MakingMade via 20% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment for 17 months and bottled unfiltered.
StyleA truly charismatic red table wine with high perfumed dark red spiced summer fruits that runs through the palate with blood plum, black spice and licorice blackstrap, the finish generous, fresh and lively with lovely super fine tannins.


The WineFront – Gary Walsh Nov 2021

Spice, plum, poached strawberry, a little dried herb and peel. Medium-bodied, fleshy powdery tannin, strawberry and rhubarb with blood orange, a gentle bitterness, and a dry finish of good length.
Good drinking, different too.