Consistently a fantastic value and versatile companion at the table.
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 Antinori family has been making wine since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the “Arte Fiorentina”, in the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. 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. The Tormaresca estate is comprised of two properties: Masseria Maime at S. Pietro Vernotico and Bocca di Lupo at Minervino Murge.
Philosophy: Innovation along with “a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory”.
Winemaking: Neprica 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: Bright red-violet in colour with aromas of cherry, earth, wildflowers and baking spices. Pleasingly agile, with more tart fruit [think cherry and red currant] then other vintages, with an accompanying food friendly acidity that highlights the spicy, earthy core. Leather and traces of concentrated fruit comprise the moderate finish.
40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, 30% Cabenet Sauvignon
Estate Grown and Bottled from Tormaresca
Rated 88 points by Wine Spectator and one of their “Best Values”