Negroamaro, Nero d’Avola, Aglianico. Southern red wines with evocative names for Brits eager to bring the warmth of the South to their shores. Abroad and especially in Great Britain, land of beers, whiskeys, gins and cocktails but also of historical curiosity and fascination for the Mediterranean world, our ambrosia nectar is loved. The UK still the third destination in Italian wine exports, despite the obstacles of a pandemic and Brexit. The demand is high and it will be more and more with the restart and reopening of restaurants and bars even in the evening. Nowadays there is an increasingly cultured public studying supply chains and vineyards miles away from the restaurant or club where the glass is being tasted. On the reds, the subjects of the Crown are less partisans between North and South. As well as for the great rosé wines. Winemakers in southern Italy have always been reliable suppliers of bold red wines at lower prices than their Northern counterparts, writes the wine writer David Williams sul Guardian. On the whites, on the other hand, and not only in the United Kingdom, there is an immediate link with the northern production and a perhaps more tenuous link with Fiano, Greco, Falanghina and so on. In my experience, the white wines of the South cannot count on the same awards as the reds, continues the author of the article. It may be a question of preference on the palate for northern structures, or of correct combinations between wine and food, but perhaps also of little knowledge of the cellars by the wine lover British. The question remains open. But in the meantime the Guardian emphasizes a production, that of the South, which deserves and demands attention. And which finds its peculiarity in the places where the vines grow: volcanic territories, with great mineral wealth and full of history. The climate and the care of the vineyard leave a deep trace on the product even before the work carried out in the cellars. The bottles indicated by Guardian there are four: 2 bells, one from Puglia and another from Sicily.
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