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Negroamaro is a grape variety native to Southern Italy. In modern Italian, the word Negroamaro is derived from word for black, and the Italian word amaro, meaning bitter, referring to both the grape’s signature hue and tannic properties.

Negroamaro is earthy and dominated by dark fruits—mainly, prunes and ripe plum, blackberry, and sweet cherries—with a faint herbaceous finish reminiscent of dried thyme or sharp, aromatic spices like allspice or clove. It’s fairly dry on the palate, thanks to its relatively high tannins, but ultimately a full-bodied grape.