Some wines are modern in style; others more traditional. Put this aromatic Puglian blend of 85% Negroamaro and 15% Malvasia Nera in the latter category. There's no bulk, heavy extract or pounding oak; just aromas of lavender, flower petals and citrus rind accompanying racy raspberry fruit accentuated by sharp acids. Any rawness will be tamed by pizza, pasta or a chunk of hard cheese.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.