The first foray into red for Cà Maiol began with the 1988 vintage and our Negresco shares its name with the legendary hotel on the French Riviera. It is a legend the wine embodies with a sensory profile that is the culmination of a process which has been crafted, like the fairy-tale hotel, as a celebration of style rather than provenance. The diversity of the selected grapes, their unusual composition, the grape drying process, a focus on extracting maximum flavour during fermentation, and over a year spent ageing in French oak barriques; these are the means used to create a symphony of aromas and tastes which are simultaneously joyful, refined and addictive.
Nose: A tangible hit of red and black berry fruits, dark spices and woody notes.
Mouth: Fleshy with a caressing mouth feel. Silky and precise tannins, refreshing, dynamic progression and a finish which thrums with fruit and spice.
Serving temp: 14 - 16° C
Pairing: Spicy pasta and rice dishes, barbecued, roast and spit-roasted meats, mature cheeses.