Orfeo Negroamaro Puglia igt 2013 

Wine: Red – Year: 2013
Price (ex winery, VAT included): 11,20 Euros
Yearly production (bottles): 60.000
Ageing: 3 months steel, 12 months in French and American oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle
Designation: Igt
Grapes: Negroamaro

When we talk about Negroamaro like Paolo Leo’s Orfeo, we understand all the reasons of the success of this great wine from Puglia region. This wine is capable of the union between power and elegance and at the same time, it has great structure and agreeableness.
We can perceive immediately by nose dark berries aromas (blackberry and balck currant), but this wine has also spices (like pink pepper and carnation) overtones.
Captivating at the palate, body tannic structure is not excessive and thanks to an intelligent use of wood (12 months of ageing in american and french oak barriques) , it gives us an agreeable wine, but not common. It is a wine that gives us an idea of a longevity possibility. We paired it with an elegant, summer dinner with some hams of Italian tradition.    

The history of the Leo family has been always characterized by their love and passion for vines and wines since the early ‘900. In those years, the company’s founder, the grandfather and namesake of the last heir Paolo Leo, began making wine from grapes picked in “Palmento”, the old underground tanks he used before were now restored and used used as a cellar for storing and aging wine. The mission of Leo’s has remained unchangeable during the last century: to offer consumers wines that mirror the smell, flavors and the character of Puglia. In the late 80s, a deep passion and tenacity has led the current owner Paolo Leo to undertake an entrepreneurial path based on the valorisation of wines made from indigenous grape varieties of the Salento like Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Bianca and Nera di Lecce.
The modern company headquarters, founded in 1989, occupy a total area of about 15,000 square meters, equipped with a state-of-the-art vinification system. It has a barrel room of 400 square meters containing 500 oak barrels with a capacity of  225 liters. However, these modern winemaking technologies were used in harmony with ancient tradition of which the Leo family has always respected.

Cantine Paolo Leo SRL
Via Tuturano, 21
72025 San Donaci (BR) 
 (+39) 0831 635 073