Masseria Li Veli
$13 per bottle | $140.40 per case
After forty years in the wine industry, the Falvo family purchased their own estate in 1999. One of their organic vineyards is nestled by a forest affectionately referred to as "Passamante" after the lovers who pass by on their way to clandestine rendezvous. Our featured Wine of the Week is Passamante, made entirely from the Negroamaro grapes grown at that particular vineyard.
Passamante is aged for six months in large French oak barrique imparting velvety tannins that complement the rich red fruit flavors, most notably dark cherry. Spiced notes of nutmeg and cinnamon add nuance and an acidic zip balances the plush fruit. Like those lovers, this wine is a match made in heaven for meats from your smoker and Friday night pizza.