In a nutshell: A rich and warming southern Italian red from the Puglian heel of Italy.
The lowdown: This is made from 100% Negroamaro, one the native grape varieties of Puglia down in the warm, southern heel of Italy. It produces deeply coloured, plump and succulent wines. After fermentation in stainless steel it's aged for just under a year in French and American oak barrels which rounds off the tannins and gives it a smooth and velvety texture. The aromas and flavours are a quite heady mix of red cherries, black plums and vanilla before it rounds off with a long spicy finish.
When to drink: This is a wine with plenty going on and will make a good partner to game, mature cheeses.
Founded in 1952 and based in Trentino, Alto Adige, Schenk Italian Wineries is one of the leading wine producers and exporters of Italian wines. Two flying winemakers, five oenologists and highly trained staff look after the whole production process from vineyards and wineries all over Italy to the finished product.
Long term partnerships with a number of carefully selected co-ops and independent producers across the length of Italy give Schenk Italian Wineries access to a wide variety of wine regions with Brunilde di Menzione and Boccantino, being two of their core brands