Nero di Velluto Negroamaro 2013
Intense red wine: it is warm, enthralling and velvety in the mouth, with outstanding hints of black pepper, tobacco and cocoa. The production is limited to about 10,000 bottles, all hand-numbered, produced only in the best years and with grapes coming from a 1935 vineyard.
Once, Guagnano had a heart made from the dominant passion of our grandparents, tenacious winemakers able to write important pages of a story entitled “Negroamaro”. Not a story like all the others: in fact, it captures the fatigue and the spirit of sacrifice of people born and raised in a strip of south, where often the everyday tended to blend with the eternal. A story which is easy to listen to and it’s easy to still hear the screeching of the wheels on the mule tracks and the indistinct voices among the vines to act as a crest between night and day.
More than eighty years away, the same spirit of sacrifice and an identical passion still pulse with the same vigor and the same tenacity in our hearts. It is thanks to it that since 2002 Gianvito, Carlo and Franco – grandchildren of those same indefatigable winemakers – have committed themselves, after having rescued the ancient Negroamaro vineyards that had belonged to their ancestors from abandonment, to write every day a new chapter of this long story, so fascinating that they decided to name it “Feudi di Guagnano”.