Named after the latin name of the Ionian sea (Jonio), this single-variety Negroamaro has a dense, permeating nose of jammy red and black berries, tobacco leaf, crushed cocoa nibs and graphite. Firmly medium in weight, the palate shows a vibrant force of tart berries and game that turns richer and riper come the midpalate, translating as a lingering red cherry note on the finish. Sandy tannins offer plenty of grip, yet the bright acidity and pervasive fruit tones keep everything in check.
Reviews wines from Italy and New York.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. On top of enjoying wines from the region where his wine career began, he can often be caught drinking Old World selections from his central and southern Italian beats.