Wine Details

Indigenous Nero di Troia Puglia IGT

100% Nero di Troia from 15-year-old vines planted on a southern exposure in clay soil at an elevation of 150 meters. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 3 months. No oak. Troia translates as "Troy" and lies in northern Puglia. Legend has it that the town was founded by Diomedes, a hero of Virgil's Aeneid, who was among the Greeks holed up inside the Trojan horse. The grape is now scarce. Difficult to grow, vines were uprooted mainly by growers lacking passion, patience and resources to produce quality fruit.

Region:

Producer:

Indigenous

Classification:

Puglia IGT

Variety:

100% Nero Di Troia

Number of bottles produced:

8,000 cases

Production area:

San Severo (Apulia); southeast exposure

Altitude:

150 meters / 490 feet

Age of vines:

15 years

Yield:

6,000 bottles per ha

Training:

Low Guyot

Vinification:

Maceration for 8 days

Refining:

6 month in stainless steel vats, no use of oak

Alcohol content:

13.0%

pH level:

3.6

Acidity:

6.0 g/l

Soil:

Clay

Harvest:

Third week of October

Bottling:

Aged 2 months in bottle

Release:

Spring

Recent press reviews

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Indigenous Nero di Troia Puglia IGT 2020

Wine Enthusiast (90)- ""

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Indigenous Nero di Troia Puglia IGT 2018

Wine & Spirits (88)- "This single-variety bottling of Puglia’s native nero di Troia is worth a try for its tangy seeded-berry flavors and lively acidity balanced by some appealing earthy undertones. For salumi or salty cheeses."