Conti Zecca is an awsome winery located in the extreme South-East of Italy,a zone of Apulia region called Salento. If you are travelling around there, a visit to the wonderful vinyards of this winery is a must, after visiting the gorgeous Baroque churches of Lecce.
Even if their top wine is Nero, (Negroamaro 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%), today I'd like to introduce you their Terra Riserva, a mix of Negroamaro and Aglianico varieties of grapes. This wine represents for me the perfect example of good relaction betwen quality and price that you can easily find in many of southern italian wines...
Terra Riserva 2004 is showing up an elegant garnet red which invites us to a large,fine bouquet of mature black berries, dried roses, sweet spices and toasted coffee. Silky tannins and long persistence in the mouth.
Try it with long-cooked beef meat, together with Digione mustard.
Price in Italian wine stores: 14 euros
Price abroad: about 20 dollars