2010 Tormaresca "Neprica" Puglia

SKU #1086889 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The estate’s 2010 Neprica is 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet berries, flowers, mint, licorice and spices waft from the glass in this attractive, mid-weight red. A hint of oak on the finish is a bit obtrusive, otherwise the 2010 is an attractive wine best enjoyed over the next 2-3 years, while the fruit remains vibrant. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015. Antinori’s purchase of two properties in Puglia a few years ago marked the beginning of a period of investment in Puglia that continues today. Puglia remains one of the most fascinating regions in Italy for its rich history and as yet fully unrealized oenological potential. These two entry-level wines from Tormaresca are solid values.  (2/2013)

Wine Spectator

 Medium-bodied, displaying a round mix of black plum, dark cherry and light fig notes, with layers of spice and hints of mountain herb and tobacco. Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.  (8/2012)

K&L Notes

*One of the 10 Best Bargain Wines in the World from Food & Wine Magazine, Dec. 2012: "Tusany's Antiori family has made wine since the 1300's. Those seven cetureis of experience may account for why this spicy southern Italian red blend is such an absurd value" ($10.99 at Whole Foods Market in Austin)...only $7.99 @ K&L!

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/16/2013 | Send Email
I just recently poured this at a staff tasting, to remind my colleges what a Super Value this is, sometimes this gets look over because it has been around K & L for many years ( some vintages are better than others) and this 2010 is Rocklin’ .I love drinking this wine. It is just the kind of wine you want when you sit down with a little bread and cheese or when you open something to drink while cooking dinner. Rich and complex, Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon, what is not to like? A real crowd-pleaser for eight bucks.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/15/2013 | Send Email
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At this price point there isn't much around that has the depth of flavor and balance that this southern Italian wine has. Neprica takes its name from the blend of grapes that makes it up, Ne -(Negroamaro)Pri - (Primitivo)Ca - (Cabernet Sauvignon)and is a complex yet easy drinking wine that will please the most picky of palates. For me this is the classic match for pasta with a meat ragu, the spicy complexity will go well with the flavors of the tomato and meat as they cook down. Or just drink it on its own!
Drink from 2013 to 2015

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