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Italian wine and grape guide : Negroamaro


The Negroamaro grape has uncertain origins, was probably introduced by the Greeks and its name comes from the Apulia dialect "niuru maru" , black and bitter, for the characteristic black color of the grape and the slightly bitter wine made ??from it. It is widely cultivated in Puglia, particularly in the provinces of Lecce , Brindisi and Taranto and it is the sixth most cultivated black grape in Italy. For many years it has been considered a grape to use in cheap blends and for export and its use as a main grape and vinified on its own has started only recently and can produce elegant and full bodied red wines

Producers growing the grape