Masseria Li Veli Passamante 2020 Salice Salentino
Dense ruby red, Li Veli’s “Passamante” is immediately intense on the nose with aromas of black raspberries with a floral hint. The palate is concentrated, offering stewed cherries followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. It is full, powerful, and smooth, with a well- defined acid streak which makes it just fresh enough.This wine is 100% Negroamaro from Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot. It aged for 6 months in neutral French oak. Drink it with cheeses and assertive Southern Italian flavors such as tomatoes and black olives. It’s ripe enough for barbecue if you are feeling off the beaten path.