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Selvarossa dei Confratelli 2018

Selvarossa dei Confratelli 2018

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  • Puglia and South - Italy
  • 2018 - Negroamaro
  • 14.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Growing up in rural Puglia (the heel of Italy’s boot), Angelo Maci learned to respect the land from his grandfather. When he became a winemaker, he set out to save the region’s ancient vines and winemaking traditions. He also wanted to help farmers receive fair pay for their work. So, he set up the Cantine Due Palme with just 15 local growers.

Today, Cantine Due Palme is a three-time Vinitaly Italian Winery of the Year. And Angelo himself has won three Winemaker of the Year titles plus a Lifetime Achievement Award. His Pillastro wines are also extremely popular with our customers. So, naturally, we’re thrilled to bring you Cantine Due Palme’s flagship Riserva.

It hails from Puglia's Salice Salentino zone—one of southern Italy's most respected sub-regions, known for hot days and red, baked-clay soils (both BIG flavor boosters).

Angelo crafted Selvarossa with local stars Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera—both grown on alberello-trained bush vines (a local tradition Angelo helped save from extinction). After drying a third of the Negroamaro grapes, which concentrates flavors, he aged the wine for nine months in oak. Then, Angelo let the wine rest in bottle until he was certain it was drinking perfectly.

The results speak for themselves. Selvarossa has been awarded Gambero Rosso’s coveted Tre Bicchieri for 13 years in a row, won the Cinque Grappoli trophy in Bibenda eight years in a row and boasts a multiple 90+ point scores from leading critic Luca Maroni. This new release continues the tradition with 92 points from Maroni and Due Bicchieri in Gambero Rosso.

Look forward to intense aromas of crushed black cherries, roasted black plums and warm vanilla bean. On the lush, concentrated palate, red cherry and currant flavors mingle with smooth oak notes. An ideal choice for braised or roasted meats, as well as hearty pasta dishes.

Angelo normally reserves this special wine only for his friends at Cantine Due Palme, but because of your longtime support, he’s decided to share a few precious cases with our customers. You’ll want to act quickly to secure your share.

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