Okay, so years ago I had a Salice Salentino and loved it, but did learn that it wasn't a grape, but a style of wine based on the denomination (I will be writing an article on this tomorrow). So, while over at Canal's in Pennsauken, I decided to try another bottle.
This one is 80% Negro Amaro and the rest Malvasia Nero; thanks to Al's birthday gift to me, I have really been learning a lot about Italian wines. The taste is heavy on tobacco, with a dash of cocoa and blackberry. The finish is pretty quick and this wine has just a little bit of tartness. It is not the juiciest, but it is good and I had it with a nicely spiced sirloin steak. The color is medium to dark purple and because of this damned cold, I can't even comment on the aroma.