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Puglia’s Tormaresca introduces 2015 “Calafuria” 100% negroamaro rosato in U.S. market

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Tormaresca, a leader in Puglia's modern wine renaissance, has officially released a 100% Negroamaro Rosato called "Calafuria" that is now available on and off premise nationally. (PRNewsFoto/Tormaresca)

Tormaresca, a leader in Puglia's modern wine renaissance, has officially released a 100% Negroamaro Rosato called "Calafuria" that is now available on and off premise nationally. (PRNewsFoto/Tormaresca)

APRIL 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ‒ Tormaresca, a leader in Puglia’s modern wine renaissance, has officially released a 100% negroamaro rosato called “Calafuria” that is now available on and off premise nationally. Tormaresca is known for creating wines of exceptional depth and character from indigenous grape varieties.

The 100% Negroamaro for Calafuria is produced exclusively from grapes harvested at Tormaresca’s Masseria Maìme Estate in San Pietro Vernotico in the Salento region. The Negroamaro harvest took place during the first week of September 2015 and the wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel to retain the grape’s natural aromas and flavors. The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant, making it an outstanding example of the quality rosato that can be produced from this estate.

The 2015 Calafuria Rosato Salento IGT has a beautiful peach/pink color with inviting aromas of grapefruit and peach along with violet floral notes. The flavor is fresh and balanced with good acidity. The wine has a nice contrast of savory notes and minerality that add to the wine’s length. The suggested retail price per bottle is $14.99.

In Southern Italy’s historic Puglia region (the heel of the boot), winemaking has been a vital part of life for over 3,000 years. Calafuria is inspired by the warm, sandy beaches of this unique region. This wine evokes feelings of relaxing seaside in the sun, the quintessential Southern Italian summer experience. The Calafuria logo on the label is of a tower with a sea swell; tower (Tormaresca means “tower by the sea”) and sea swell (Cala = bay, furia = fury).

Tormaresca was founded in 1998 with the investment and vision of the Antinori family in Puglia. By investing in the region, the family hopes to reacquaint the world with the quality, integrity and consistency of the wines of Puglia, emphasizing the strength of the indigenous grape varieties. Blending technological innovation with centuries-old vinification techniques, Tormaresca is leading the winemaking renaissance in Puglia. For more information go to www.tormaresca.it.