80% Negroamaro – 20% Primitivo
Le Camarde Negroamaro & Primitivo
Negroamaro & Primitivo Salento IGP
This wine is produced by using the grapes coming from three vineyards located in an area named Camarda. We think of them as three old sisters (Le Camarde is the plural noun of Camarda) giving us, tirelessly, some great wines every year. When young it is a dense ruby-red wine with a complex sensorial profile having hints of liquorice and berries. Juniper and china-root hints on the palate; long final supported by silky tannins.
Negroamaro 80% – Primitivo 20%
13,5% by vol.
|YIELD PER HECTARE||
8.000 bottles (4.000 – 4.500 vines per hectare)
|AGE OF THE VINES||
45/50 years old
|VINE CULTIVATION METHOD||
alberello (head training system)
One of the oldest districts of the Guagnano fiefdom is called Camarda. Here the cellar has several negroamaro and primitive vines that together contribute to the creation of this superb wine.
Guagnano – Manual harvesting: the Primitivo at the beginning of September; the Negroamaro on the second ten days of the same month.
The grapes are crushed and destemmed softly. The maceration process lasts more or less two weeks. The resulting wines is aged for 3 months in French oak barrels.
The wine is ready 6 months later the bottling. It can be kept for at least 10/15 years.
18°C – Aged Sardinian pecorino cheese; pork fillet with herbs; Tuscan cigar.