MASSERIA MAIME Negroamaro IGT Salento CATEGORY Negroamaro IGT (Typical Geographical Indication) SALENTO
GRAPES A selection of Negroamaro grapes cultivated cordon de Royat-trained vineyards of the Maìme estate at San Pietro Vernotico (province of Brindisi).
The climate of late autumn and winter was c rain. The vineyards, accordingly, were able to accumulate reserves of ground water for the warmer months to come. Spring was rather mild, and sunny days and warm temperatures favored the a positive growth of vegetation and formation of the grape bunches. Temperatures rose from June on and stabilized at As the growing season continued through the summer months scarce and infrequent, leading to a proper ripening of the crop. The picking of the Negroamaro took place in mid
PRODUCTION The crop was harvested between September 10th and September 18th at peak ripeness levels in order to produce a wine of important richness and structure. After pressing, the fermentat tanks at temperatures maintained between 79 centigrade). The period of skin contact, managed with soft techniques to insure a gradual and balanced extraction, lasted between 15 and 18 days. run off its skins, it went directly into French and Hung was put through through a complete malolactic fermentation and aged for twelve months. A further 18 months of bottle aging preceded commercial release.
ALCOHOL 14 % vol.
TASTING NOTES Color Ruby red Aroma fresh and fruity notes of cherries and berry fruit along violets and sweet spices (liquorice, anisette). Flavour : a dry and elegant wine with balanced and supple tannins
SERVING TEMPERATURE (18-20°C)