A blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera, this is red-fruit driven on the nose, with shades of tobacco and rubber. The palate brings a bit more depth in flavors of blackberry, cranberry and leather, yet ultimately this is light in feel from racy acidity and soft, sandy tannins. A slightly bitter dusting of cocoa powder marks the close.
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.