Grape type: Black
Negroamaro is one of the most distinctive grape vines of Puglia along with Primitivo and Nero di Troia. Its cultivation dates back to the Greek colonization, between the 7th and 8th centuries BC. It is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto, an area commonly known as Salento.
Negroamaro is a black grape vine variety that produces wines of a dark ruby red colour, with a vinous and fruity bouquet, with hints of black berries and sometimes of tobacco, and a bitter, round and dry flavour.
The bunch of Negroamaro is simple, compact and of medium-size, the grapes are of medium-size with a thick purplish coloured skin, and a juicy and sweet pulp.
The Negroamaro vine produces elegant and smooth wines: the rosé wines are very palatable and fresh, the reds are vigorous and impressive.
It blends well with other local grape varieties such as Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. With the latter ones, Negroamaro can produce very elegant and full-bodied red wines.
DOP wines with Negroamaro grapevine
Wines with Negroamaro as main grapevineBrindisi Copertino Galatina Leverano Lizzano Matino Nardò Negroamaro di Terra d'Otranto Salice Salentino Squinzano
Wines with Negroamaro as secondary grapeRosso di Cerignola Gioia del Colle Rosso Cerignola
IGT zones of production