Negroamaro (also known as Abbruzzese, Abruzzese, Albese, Amaro Nero, Amaronero, Arbese, Arbise, Jonico, Lacrima, Lacrimo, Mangia Verde, Mangiaverde, Mangiaverme, Morese, Negra Della Lorena, Negramaro, Nero Amaro, Nero Leccese, Nicra Amaro, Niuri Maru, Niuru Maru, San Lorenzo, San Marzuno and Uva Cane) is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is grown exclusively in Salenta, “The Heel of Italy”. The grapes are oval in form, producing medium-sized berries with thick skins and a black/violet colour that ripen mid-season (late September to early October). The vines are usually high yielding with a preference to be grown in calcareous and lime soils which are drought resistant. They are also well-suited to hot summers. This grape produces wines with very deep colour.