More Negroamara

Apparently I’ve either been spelling “Negromara” wrong or there are several ways to spell it since this one was spelled “Negroamara” though regardless of how this is spelled, the lack of information about this bottle on the internet is definitely immense.

The bottle was a 2005 Villa Mottura Negroamara from the Puglia region of Italy. I picked this bottle up at UnWined in Alexandria for $9.99. I know it had a real cork closure, but Matt tossed the bottle (again) before I could record the alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found raisins, currants, and raspberries. I also noted a peppery aroma and a smoky note similar to the Negroamara I drank for WBW-Go Native. In the mouth the wine was dark with fresh raspberries and a bit bitter, but not exactly bitter in the same way our last bottle of Negroamara was.

Overall the wine was smooth and dark and I thought I detected something slightly meaty about the wine. I like it and fro $9.99 it’s definitely a good value.

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4 Responses

  1. Hey megan
    either way it is spelled, it is on my lift of wines to try, as I haven’t yet had the pleasure.

    Also, not to be nosy, but did you get new wine glasses? haha

    See ya
    John

  2. Hey John-

    You should definitely try this varietal, I’m loving it!!

    Actually these were a present from Farley of wineoutlook.com and behindthevines.com! We got to meet her when we were in Sonoma and she brought us glasses from Thomas Fogartey, the winery she was working at then, and some wines to try, one of which is still hanging out in my cellar!

  3. Hi Sonadora
    Sweet, that is so awesome. I know Farley’s Wine Outlook site but didn’t know about behind the vines.

    Have a good weekend.
    John
    :)

  4. Howdy Sonadora,
    The proper spelling — I’m surprised you’re finding other things on wine labels — is Negroamaro. The literal translation? Black bitter.

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