2021 Hesketh Regional Negroamaro
- Barossa Valley SA
Clean and juicy, a well balanced palate with vibrant flavours. Fresh strawberries and cream, purple fruits and a hint of spiciness. Fine tannins and good length, a lovely wine.
An ancient variety; Negroamaro has been associated with the area of Puglia in southern Italy for over 1,500 years. Renowned for being an intensely dark-skinned grape, the Greek and Latin translation of the name literally means ‘blackest of the black’. Negroamaro thrives in a warm climate and is a late ripening variety, making it well suited to the Barossa growing region. Following harvest on the 31st of March, fruit was fermented in a small stainless steel open-top fermenter. Juice remained on skins for seven days with multiple pump overs daily before being transferred to third-fill French oak Hogsheads for 7 months maturation. This varietal is one of the last parcels to be fermented each year, meaning the fruit has an extended ripening period allowing excellent flavour development.