Masseria Tagaro
Pinataro Negroamaro IGT Puglia, 2020

A small family farm of fourty hectares, Masseria Tagaro are located in the beautiful Itria Valley – The heart of Puglia. Here we are in the land of Trulli, a few miles from the picturesque town of Alberobello, a land known for special climate and terroir that is different to the rest of the region. A story that has been passed down for three generations, the new generation strives to modernize production tools and communication.

Grape

100% Negroamaro

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Production area: Apulian, Salento

Soil: Clay and calcareous

Age of vines: 15 to 20 years old

Cultivation system: Espalier with dry pruning typical of trees

Density: 3,800 plants per hectare

Vinification: Destemming of grapes and cold maceration at 10/12c for 18 to 36 hours.  Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature and racking for three days after the end of fermentation. Soft pressing of the marc.

Maturation: After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine is moved into French oak barrels of medium toast and is matured for 5 months.  It is then bottled with ageing in the bottle for 3 months.

Tasting Note

Deep red with violet tints. Intense and fruity with sweet spicy notes with a soft and persistent taste. Balanced tannins

Food Pairing

Excellent with red meats on the grill, pasta with red meat, mediterranean dishes and slightly seasoned cheeses.