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

Varietal:

100% Nero Di Troia

Vineyard:

San Severo (Apulia); southeast exposure

Yield:

6,000 bottles per ha

Aging:

6 month in stainless steel vats, no use of oak

Alcohol content:

13.0%

Age of vines:

15 years

pH level:

3.6

Acidity:

6.0 g/l

Production:

8,000 cases

Soil:

Clay

Training:

Low Guyot

Average altitude:

150 meters / 490 feet

Vinification:

Maceration for 8 days

Harvest:

Third week of October

Bottling:

Aged 2 months in bottle

Release:

Spring

Residual Sugar:

0 g/l

Evolution: