As you might have seen, I have been working with an online wine shop and have been a lucky to be able to taste some of their wines which they have hand picked from various different wineries mainly in Italy.
Today I’m writing about Le Camarde – Negroamaro & Primitivo 2016 which is a powerful and well blended combination of two great southern Italian grapes.
Negroamaro is a type of grape used in making red wine and sometimes rosè. It’s name translates to “black and bitter”. It is very dark and savoury and combines flavoured of ripe dark fruit with notes of cloves, thyme and cinnamon.
The other type of grape used in this wine is Primitivo (also known as Zinfandel, we’ve all had a bit of Zinfandel in our time). This has a rich and ripe taste with high levels of acidity. It has notes of blueberries, figs, black fruit and the aroma of leather. The flavour of these two put together is warm, rich and intriguing.
A beautiful and complex Negroamaro and Primitivo blend. Flavours of blackberry, chocolate and juniper. Decanter Bronze medal
Lets move onto how this wine tastes. I could smell that almost smokey leather aroma as soon as I opened the bottle. When I poured myself a glass I could smell it even more. It’s such a complex flavour as I could taste the smokiness within the wine on the first sip. I’ve honestly never tasted anything like it before. I could taste the rich fruitiness in the wine and it was also quite savoury.
I think this would pair very well with comforting autumnal dishes. Perhaps something like a campfire stew, chilli con carne or paella as the smokiness would go very well with these types of dishes. The wine is 13.5% AVB and available for £14.83 from Independent Wine.