“America is falling in love with Negroamaro,” wrote Paolo from Pittsburgh the day after he led a guided tasting of his family’s wines at Lidia’s Italy in Pittsburgh last week.
His note reminded us that we’re not the only ones in love with Negroamaro.
Here’s what Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle had to say about the 2010 Salice Salentino, which in included in his list of this list of “Best Red Wine Values” in December 2014:
2010 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva
Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, produces so many good-value reds that it can be heard to choose among them. All of Cantele’s basic bottlings are good, but my favorite was this Negroamaro-based red, full of smoky dark cherry fruit and brambly spice notes.