Borgo di Marte Appassimento 2016 2016

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 Borgo di Marte (a village named for the Roman god Mars) 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 up – 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!). We tasted the 2016 and it’s every bit as classy – just wait till you taste it. Prepare for waves of seductive black fruit and spicy mocha flavors – pair with charcuterie and cheese, char-grilled meats, or a hearty stew.

Country

Italy

Varietal

Red Blend

Region

South

Alcohol

14.5%

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2016