IT-CTA-02-10

Salento Rosso ‘Notarpanaro’, Cosimo Taurino

Vineyard Area: “Notare Panaro” is the name of the original farm on which the Taurino family began making wine. 100% Negroamaro from a single plot of 25ha with an average vine age of 30 years at an altitude of 100m above sea level. The soils are shallow, rocky, and iron-rich. Here again, the influence of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas adds a very specific saline quality to the grapes.

Viticultural Practices: The average production of this vineyard is 70-90 tons/ha. Agriculture at the estate is sustainable, and mechanization is limited. In years where it is necessary, a green harvest is completed based on the quality of the vintage, not on an exact year-over-year formula.

Harvest: The grapes are picked quickly (over the course of three hours), and are brought into the winery where they are de-stemmed, crushed, and transferred to stainless steel vats with temperature control.

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation and maceration lasts for 15-20 days, followed by a racking and natural malolactic fermentation. The wine ages in concrete tanks for 24 months, followed by 6 months in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th use barriques before bottling.

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
Italy
Region:
Puglia
Appellation:
Salento Rosso
Variety:
Negroamaro
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable