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Schola Sarmenti Nerio Negroamaro Malvasia Nera Riserva DOC 2015

A stunning blend of old vine Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera, trained Albarello style and cropped at just 1.8 kilograms per vine. The fruit is hand picked and then sorted a second time in trays to find just the best quality bunches. After ferment, the wine spends 8 months in French Oak. The nose carries black fruits, blue fruits, cedar and spice and finishes with long fine tannins. Superb.
Schola Sarmenti Nerio Negroamaro Malvasia Nera Riserva
Wine Specs
Negro Amaro, Malvasia Nera
Schola Sarmenti
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
96pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
750 mL
Schola Sarmenti can be found in the Salento region of Italy and specialises in Primitivo and Negro Amaro. They work with an unusually high percentage of old vines and have been instrumental in preserving the ancient Apulian vine training system called Albarello. Also known as ‘little trees’ it’s a form of cultivation which requires intensive manual care of each vine and ongoing pruning… it is expensive to do but allows good aeration and light exposure for the fruit and produces wines with an unusual intensity of flavour. Schola do not use chemical fertilisers or weed killers and while not organically certified grow their fruit using organic methods. These are delicious, handcrafted wines made with love.
New Italian Wine Imports
New Italian Wine Imports

Our Italian Imports have landed!

We tasted hundreds of wines earlier this year at the massive German Trade wine fair, Prowein, at the Italian wine expo Vinitaly and throughout various Italian wine regions. Overseas we tasted and reviewed the wines at least twice and then we did it all again as a panel back in Australia, tasting and reviewing the best wines from those shortlisted for consideration. We settled on a very select few - just the 17 superb wines which are now in stock. Drum roll please…

Here’s a little info on each of the wineries from which we have chosen to import these beautiful wines:

Ca’ de Lion is a boutique producer which has been based in the Piedmont since 1655, making wine for many, many years. We’ve chosen to start with two of their brilliant Barberas from Asti. These are exceptional examples of Barbera and we

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