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Sergio Botrugno
Winery Wines

Red wine 2009 Brindisi DOC Arcione, Apulia, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #SB-L110601

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Last reviewed: 16 May, 2011

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Puglia. The zone includes the two municipalities of Brindisi and Mesagne in the province of Brindisi. Bianco is produced from Chardonnay and/or Malvasia Bianca = Malvasia Bianca di Candia (to. 80%), as well as other permitted varieties (max. 20%). Rosso (also as Novello and Riserva) and Rosato are blended from Negroamaro (to 70%), Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and/or Susumaniello and/or Montepulciano and/or Sangiovese and/or other...

The region of Apulia (Italian: Puglia) with its capital Bari lies deep in the south of Italy on the Adriatic coast. The elongated region consists of the spur (the Gargano mountains) and the heel (the Salento peninsula) of the boot. The name goes back to the Apuli; a tribe of the Oscians. The area is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world, as the Phoenicians and Greeks planted vines here 3,000 years ago. The Romans particularly appreciated the wine from Tarentum (port city of Taranto) and the poet Horace (65-8 BC) described the area as a place of "eternal spring". The Staufer Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) was King of...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Abbruzzese, Albese, Amaro Nero, Arbise, Don Ambrosio, Jonico, Lacrima, Lacrimo, Negro Amaro, Nero Amaro, Mangiaverme, Mentuonico, Morese, Negra Della Lorena, Nero Leccese, Nigroamaro, Purcinara, San Marcuno, Uva Cane and Uva Olivella. The name means "black bitters", suggesting a high tannin content. According to another version, this is a double emphasis (Latin nigra and Greek mavro for black) of the dark berry color. According to one hypothesis, an ancestor was supposedly introduced by Greek colonists as early as the 7th century BC. The ancestry (parentage) is unknown. However, according to DNADNA...

Synonym for the grape varieties Malvasia Nera di Basilicata, Malvasia di Casorzo, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and Muscat d'Hamburg; see there.

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