November 30, 2023

Bacca Nera Negroamaro Primitivo

Who makes it?

The Bacca Nera is a bold red blend made by the very large family producer Casa Vinicola Botter. They have a very large reach, sourcing grapes from all over Italy. This wine comes from Puglia, that notable peninsula to the South.

How do they make it?

Bacca Nera is a blend of primarily Negroamaro with an addition of Primitivo. Negroamaro is native to the south of Italy and it is widely grown in Puglia. Particularly in Salento which covers the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce.

The grapes were slightly dried to further concentrate the wine and add body and complexity. This winemaking method is known as ripasso, and is becoming increasingly popular on our wine shelves. 

What does it taste like?

Without a doubt, this is a full bodied red wine.  It packs plenty of black and red fruit, black berries, cherries and plums into that bottle. There is a soft vanilla character and some dried herbs. The Bacca Nera has succulent tannins and finishes long and full. There is a hint of dried fruit to the wine as well. There is a lot going on here. 

What to drink it with?

This is an excellent choice to match for any red meat, such as a juicy steak, burger or roasted beef. Obviously, a tomato based ragu pasta or a lasagne would certainly be also good. However, perhaps slow roasted lamb and goat might be more traditional. It is smooth enough though to enjoy without food. 

Cheese

A big bold wine such as this red is a great match for mature cheddar, comte or other hard cheeses. Or a truffle cheddar.

Quickie review « Such plushness and richness as this makes this a lush and very moreish red. »

Country of Origin:  Salento, Italy
Tasting Date: 
October 2023
Price:  UK £12 | €10 | AU$45
Drink: now – 5 years 
Needs food: no
Source: purchase



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