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Borgo di Marte Appassimento 2020

Borgo di Marte Appassimento 2020

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  • Puglia and South - Italy
  • 2020 - Negroamaro-based blend
  • 14.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Welcome to Puglia, the sun-drenched heel of Italy’s boot. It’s a treasure trove of rich-tasting reds that offer “undreamed-of character and potential” (Hugh Johnson)—on full display in this stunning twist on one of Italy’s most famous reds.

Crafted by the Botter family at their estate in the heart of southern Italy, it’s made with air-dried (appassimento) Negroamaro, Merlot and Primitivo. This traditional technique is especially treasured by Amarone producers in the Veneto region, as it yields wines with incredibly intense, concentrated flavors. Factoring in Puglia’s trademark sunny warmth, and you get a wine with the flavor dial turned way up.

According to our expert, Leonardo Bassano, it’s “dense and spicy, rich and warming—a rewarding red that speaks loudly of southern Italian heritage.”

Borgo di Marte’s inaugural release was a critical smash on the international awards stage, scooping a slew of medals (including four golds!). The just-landed 2020 edition is every bit as classy, showing off a Gilbert & Gaillard gold medal and 98 points from leading critic Luca Maroni. You’re in for layers of luscious, velvety black-fruit flavor, plus intriguing wild herb and sweet spice notes.

A fabulous match for a charcuterie boards, char-grilled meats, hearty stews and more. But before you can decide how to enjoy it, you’ll have to secure your share.

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