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Negroamaro is a dark red grape variety native to Puglia and in particular in Salento, the peninsula which can be visualised as the “heel” of Italy which includes the provinces of Lecce, Brindisi, and – to a lesser extent – the province of Taranto. At present Negroamaro is grown on about 12,000 hectares of land in Puglia.
Negroamaro is used in vinification on its own or else blended, traditionally with Malvasia Nera or Susumaniello. The grape can produce intense ruby red wines.