L'Archetipo - Niuru Maru 2019
100% Negroamaro from the Salento region. Whilst common examples of this variety can be big and cooked, L'Archetipo's Niuru Maru is wonderfully restrained, fresh, balanced, and very expressive. It showcases the perfect balance of juicy fruit and rustic savoury notes that make it unmistakably Italian yet surprising for its freshness and elegance.
Made by Valentino Dibenedetto and his four children, who together run the project L'Archetipo. Rooted in the concepts of synergistic agriculture, they are at the forefront of Italy's no-till regenerative viticulture movement. Farming vines alongside ancient grains, the aim is proper soil health, which ultimately leads to grapes and wines of insane balance and energy.