Vallone, Vereto, Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy, 2013
(at 90 York Way, London, 18 May 2017)
Made entirely from the Negroamaro grape, this southern Italian wine displays uplifting aromas of macerated red cherry fruit and some spice. Bright and vibrant on the palate, it is smooth and full-bodied with a sweet and sour cherry fruit sensation. The eight months in Slavonian oak barrels add a layer of complexity.