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Curtirussi Negroamaro Mocavero 2017

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One Line Description Curtirussi Negroamaro Mocavero, rich, deep, spicy Puglian red wine.
Production Method Conventional
Country Italy Italian
Region Puglia, Italy
Producer Mocavero
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Negroamaro
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation Fermentation in tank, 6 months refining in oak barrel
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10-15 years


Curtirussi Negroamaro Mocavero, rich, deep, spicy Puglian red wine. If you love Negroamaro then this is a really special bottle. The wine undergoes longer extraction than the basic Negroamaro, and also spends 6 months maturing in oak barrels. This results in a wine of a deep red colour with hints of violet, balanced tannin, strong spicy bouquet, and more complexity - without losing that trademark richness and easy drinking quality. Ideal for pairing with roast meats, salamis or wild fowl, or for enjoying on its own.

Francesco Mocavero, what a guy. When I first met him, he barely spoke, when asked about his wine, he said, 'e molto buono', that was it! But after a while his personality shone through as sure as the sun rises over his vines into a cloudless sky almost every day on his small wine farm in Lecce. A mild-mannered gentleman with impeccable style, Francesco understands the importance of picking early to preserve freshness in the wines from an otherwise overbaked region. He picks the Primitivo sometimes as early as the second week in August and by golly, it is fresh but at the same time, soft, full of fruit and with the characteristic dark cherry sweetness. Francesco is not a natural wine maker. He works his vineyard in as healthy a way as he can whilst ensuring a decent crop of grapes each year. All his wines offer great value for money and tend to suit most palates being some of the most approachable wines we sell. If you like red wine, try Mocavero, if you want a red for a gift then Mocavero is always a safe bet. Francesco is just like that, he is a man who likes to please. It is the Puglian way.

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