2020 Rivera Negroamaro del Salento IGT

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2020 Rivera Negroamaro del Salento IGT

Negroamaro is Salentos most prevalent grape variety - a real quaffer!

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby ​​red with a garnet core. On the nose, scents of black elderberries, cranberries and a balsamic note. Fresh and juicy on the palate, with a lightness of touch and a slight savory character. medium length.

2020 Negroamaro del Salento IGT Rivera


Negroamaro is the most typical grape variety of Salento on the southernmost part of Apulia region and has drawn great interest thanks to the character of its wines. Rivera’s modern winemaking results a fresh and balanced red wine with bright aromas of dark berries and long aftertaste.

Berries grow on lime-clay soils plots located on the Salento Peninsula. The height of the vineyards above sea level is 50-80 meters. Harvested by hand and by machine in the second week of September. Maceration in steel tanks, during which the wort is often stirred, lasts 7-8 days at a temperature of 25 ° C. Wine is aged in cement vats lined with glass from the inside for 9 months. 

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"Such a quaffer - ripe and soft bramble fruit with a linear hidden acidity on the back palate which keeps it fresh and you asking for more. Not particularly complex but a delightful soft, quality easy drinking red that delivers and drinks perfectly on its own but will stand up to simple comfort food." July 2023


Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Negroamaro
Country Italy
Alcohol content 13.5% alcohol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Wine
Maceration for 7-8 days at 25°C with frequent pumpovers.
Aging 9 months in glass-lined cement vats.
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches Braised beef, red meat, shank, duck, long seasoned cheese. Serve at between 16-18C
Aging Potential
3-4 years
Origin Puglia