Ruby red wine with garnet. Intense, ample, rich and ethereal, with hints of blackberry, plum, ripe fruit and leather. Warm, rich, generous and lively, with evolved and complex tones, with flavors of almonds and black currants.
Largely inspired by Puglia in the peninsula's southernmost reaches, ancient Greeks called Italy "Oenotria" – ‘land of the vine.’ Today, Puglia is home to 25 production zones, most significantly the DOC Copertino. The Copertino Cooperative was established in 1935 when a group of visionary growers collaborated to produce a higher quality wine from the region's traditional, indigenous grapes. Severino Garofano, the talented winemaker behind this bottling, has been long regarded as the most respected enologist in the Salento. With Copertino, Garofano and his growers advance the region's proud varietal tradition. Once viewed almost solely as blending resources, Salento and Copertino are now widely considered premium quality. Garofano is most often credited as the catalyst for the DOC Copertino’s modern wines. Copertino's blend of 95% Negroamaro and 5% Malvasia Nera favors a powerful, inky wine with a silky texture and remarkable depth, complexity and character.