Negroamaro means "bitter black" in Italian and the grape lives up to its name. Negroamaro is a dark and spicy grape that blends well with Malvasia Nera. Both Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera are sometimes shipped north to be used in Chianti, up to 10 percent. This does not happen as much today. Negroamaro grows well on a flat peninsula in Puglia called Salento.