Estate: The Tormaresca [‘tower by the sea’] estate is located in Puglia, southern Italy and was purchased by the renowned Antinori family in 1998 as they considered it to be “one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity”. The estate is comprised of two properties: Masseria Maime at S. Pietro Vernotico and Bocca di Lupo at Minervino Murge. Since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, in the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence, the Antinori family has been making wine. Over 6 centuries and 26 generations later, the family is now headed by Marchese Piero Antinori along with the support of his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia.
Philosophy: Innovation along with “a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory”.
Winemaking: Tormaresca Neprica 2012 follows in Piero Antinori’s spirit of innovation; the name ‘NePriCa’ is a composite of the three grapes that make up the somewhat untraditional blend of regional southern Italian grapes along with an international varietal.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of cherry and earth. Straightforward black cherry and blackberry flavours ran atop dry tannins and earthy undercurrent, whilst white peppercorn, licorice and hints of espresso comprised the lengthy finish.
40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate Grown and Bottled by Tomaresca Soc. Agr. a.r.l.