Vine variety: Negroamaro.
Area: Contrada Monte La Conca, between San Marzano (TA) and Francavilla Fontana (BR).
Soil: Finely textured residual red soil with a calcareous subsoil, sparse rocky outcrops and intense presence of iron oxides.
Farming type: Head-trained bush vines (4,500 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: Last week of September.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually with small baskets. Maceration: 18 days on 80% of the mass, 25 days on 20%, with native yeasts selected in the vineyard. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24-26 °C.
Ageing: In French and Caucasian oak barrique for 12 months.
Tasting notes: Very deep purple red colour; rich and complex bouquet with hints of spices, soft fruits, and cherry jam; a full-bodied wine, smooth and balanced, rich in fine tannins, with a pleasantly long lasting finish.
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2020 – WINTER TASTING – GOLD MEDAL
MUNDUS VINI 2020 – SPRING TASTING – SILVER MEDAL
ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI LUCA MARONI 2020 – 1ST BEST RED WINE (98 POINTS)
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW 2019 – GOLD MEDAL
“We searched long and hard among the oldest Negramaro vineyards of Salento for the perfect grapes to express the soul of this noble vine. We selected only three vineyards and “F” is the name we chose to give them. “F” as in Feudi di San Marzano. A part of our history, this letter has become a mark of quality for Negramaro, a symbol of our passion for this ancient and challenging grape.” 1st Best Red Wine of Italy (98 Points) by Luca Maroni, wine critic