Negroamaro Grape Variety
The Negroamaro grape variety, indigenous to Italy, is grown almost exclusively in Puglia. It can produce wines with a very deep colour and which are high in alcohol. It can have a bouquet of tobacco and liquorice, and flavours of black fruits, black pepper, and juniper. Some of the best Pugliese wines are made from this grape variety, particularly Salice Salentino, where the Negroamaro is blended with Malvasia Nera.