2021 Vigna Cantina Negro Amaro

Charismatic individual

Native family red grape of Molise Abruzzi now grown here in the Barossa Valley.

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Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Angaston
Specified Vineyard Single vineyard that lays upon ironstone, clay loam over limestone
Altitude 360 metres
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Negro Amaro 100%
Age of Vines 12 year old graft onto 56 year old Semillon vines
Alc/vol 14.0%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment 3 year old 5oolt French oak barrels for 12 months
Total Production 2400 bottles
Vintage Great to see timely rainfall throughout the Barossa with falls being during critical times of the vines production thoughout the growing season. Great mild vintage for the Barossa allowing for flavours to slowly build with excellent acid retention. The foothill vineyard in Angaston showed good canopy to protect the small intense fruit making this 2021 a deliciously showy mid weight fruited release of deliciousness in spades.
Wine Making Made via 20% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top ferments, soft pump overs, basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfiltered.
Style A truly charismatic red table wine with high perfumed dark red spiced summer fruits that runs through the palate with blood plum, black spice and licorice blackstrap, the finish generous, fresh and lively with lovely super fine tannins.


The WineFront – Gary Walsh June 2022

I like Negro Amaro

Blood plum, cherry, orange peel and almond, pepper and spice. Medium-bodied, savoury and meaty, plenty of spice, gently bitter dark fruit, cold coffee, some sooty tannin, and a zesty peel finish of good length. Excellent. A wine for the table, and great drinking too.