2010 Tormaresca "Neprica" Puglia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The estateís 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. Antinoriís 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.
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.
*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!