Fantastic value in Italian reds, this blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Cab had bright berry and cherry aromas and flavors. There were spicy notes of licorice and black tea in the palate, with a nice lift of acidity. Highly recommended, and drinking really well right now.

WHO Tormaresca
WHAT Blend of Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE Italy, Puglia
WHEN 2008

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  1. The Wine Mule

    I like this, too, although I was initially confused by the “Neprica” moniker, which sent me running to Jancis hollering “I’ve never heard of this grape!”

    If I have a criticism, it is that Neprica doesn’t taste particularly Italian to me. I don’t get that Italianate bitterness on the finish that I expect from these wines. Of course, that might make it a good “gateway” wine for anyone new to the wines of the region. Just a short step from here to Salice Salentino, folks!

    PS: Tormaresca also has a chardonnay out under the same label. It’s not bad at all.