Dom Torzi’s Barossa Negroamaro is back for another vintage, with this Vigna Cantina Negro Amaro 2021 now off Barossa vines that are now 12 years old (incidentally, grafted onto 56yo Semillon).
The usual Torzi method for the winemaking – 20% whole bunches, open ferment, basket pressed, unfiltered, and with that easy generosity that marks all these wines. It’s round, perfumed and blackberried, all purple texta and jelly bean fruit with this pulpy purple fruit. Light on the tannins, and needs a bit more of the Negroamaro blackness to be great, but it’s a juicy red of easy appeal and that trademark Torzi silken mouthfeel makes it good.
Best drinking: now. 17/20, 90/100. 14%, $28. Torzi Matthews website. Would I buy it? A glass.
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