Bombino Nero

Bombino Nero: Bombino Nero is a black grape variety native to the Puglia region of Italy. A variety that has been around for centuries, it is now gaining more and more attention for its versatility and quality of wines produced.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Bombino Nero grapes are medium-sized, oval-shaped and dark blue in colour. The aroma of Bombino Nero is fruity and spicy, with notes of red fruits and pepper, and a hint of mint. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with flavors of tart cherry, blackberry, and spices. The finish is dry and long.

Fresh Bombino Nero grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Bombino Nero is grown mainly in the Puglia region of Italy, mainly in the provinces of Bari and Lecce. It is also grown in Basilicata, Lazio and Sardegna. Bombino Nero is a vigorous, very late ripening variety that is well-suited to warm climates. It can be grown in both dry and irrigated vineyards. It is high in anthocyanins, thus giving good colour, even though it is often used for rosé. Bombino Nero wines are typically made in a fresh, easy-drinking style, with a low tannin structure and bright acidity. The wines of Bombino Nero vary in style depending on the region in which it is grown. In Puglia, the wines tend to be light-bodied and low in alcohol, with a bright acidity and a hint of sweetness. Wines from Basilicata and Calabria are fuller-bodied and higher in alcohol, with a more pronounced tannic structure. Wines from Campania are fuller-bodied, with a higher alcohol content and a more intense aroma. Bombino Nero is a versatile variety that pairs well with a wide range of dishes. It goes particularly well with grilled meats, tomato-based dishes, and spicy cuisines. It can also be enjoyed with hard cheeses and cured meats.

Foods to pair with Bombino Nero:

Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Bombino Nero
Due to its popularity, Bombino Nero is often mistakenly referred to as "Bombino Bianco", which is a totally different variety.

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