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PALAMA 10 "ARCANGELO" SALENTIN
Item: #382062
Bottle Size: 750ml
$11.95
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PALAMA 2010 "ARCANGELO" SALICE SALENTINO

The Palamà family vineyard was founded by Arcangelo Palamà in 1936. A family of Greek origins, they settled in Italia about two thousand years ago, and have been making wine ever since. The Palamàs are also beloved and accomplished restaurateurs, icons in their hometown, and for 70 years had only sold their wine in their restaurant–until importer Small Vineyards came knocking on their door.

The winemaker now is Niń Palamà, son of Arcangelo, and a gregarious, larger-than-life character who sings spontaneously (and without warning!), and is known to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Those fruits, we might add, are really terrific. His wines are full-bodied, intense and unctuous, but with admirable restrained alcohol and tannins. In many ways, his wines capture the power of the South of Italia, and the elegance of the North.

This is the cutting edge of Puglia winemaking. In fact, for us, there are few, if any, winemakers in Puglia making better wine. This wine pairs nicely with hearty meats and will make a great barbeque wine for your upcoming holiday weekend.

This 80/20 blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera easily won us over. The nose is attractive and bright with notes of fresh pepper, mixed purple fruits and graphite. The palate continued where the nose started; beautiful ripe fruits (purple/black: berries, cherries, plums) and earthy spice lead to sea salt and kriek lambic, all enwrapped with a viscous mouthfeel that starts light but ends with good grip and fine tannins.
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