2021 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 Vines12 year old graft onto 56 year old Semillon vines
Yield per Vine3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment3 year old 5oolt French oak barrels for 12 months
Total Production2400 bottles
VintageGreat to see timely rainfall throughout the Barossa with falls being during critical times of the vines production thoughout the growing season. Great mild vintage for the Barossa allowing for flavours to slowly build with excellent acid retention. The foothill vineyard in Angaston showed good canopy to protect the small intense fruit making this 2021 a deliciously showy mid weight fruited release of deliciousness in spades.
Wine MakingMade via 20% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top ferments, soft pump overs, basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. 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