2009 Alberto Longo Le Cruste Rosso, Puglia

( £17.95, 13.5%, Lea & Sandeman )

Nero di Troia is the least well known of Puglia’s three main red varieties, but to me it’s the one with the most finesse. This is remarkably light and refreshing for a wine from the south of Italy, reminiscent of a Tempranillo, with elegant red fruits, a nip of tannin and impressive length on the palate. It hangs around. And you’re grateful. 

BuyDrinking window: 2012-17Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, Italy, Red, Nero di Troia
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