Tasting notes: Paolo Leo Pianerosse Negroamaro
Paolo Leo Pianerosse Negroamaro. Deep ruby red with violet tinges; pronounced aromas of ripe red fruit, currant jam and raspberries with hints of plum and black pepper. Full-bodied, well balanced and fresh. Medium long finish, with a fruity and spicy after taste.
Seasoned pasta dishes, roast meat and mushroom dishes; cured meats and medium-aged cheeses; risotto with vegetables, pizza.
In its fifth generation,Paolo Leo is based in the Salento wine village of San Donaci. The story of this beautiful estate began at the turn of the twentieth century, when Antonio Leo started to vinify the grapes grown in the vineyards of ”Masseria Monticello. The winery has enjoyed constant investment over the years and is today a modern winery, with a capacity of 120,000 hl and a barrel room housing 1000 French and American oak barriques. Mainly indigenous grape varieties are grown in the 80 ha of vineyards: Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano. The company is certified, BRC/IFS,ICEA, Organic,Equalitas.
Negroamaro is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is grown almost exclusively in Apulia and particularly in Salento, the peninsula which can be visualised as the “heel” of Italy. The grape can produce wines very deep in colour.