nero di troia organic

NERO DI TROIA

Wine name:  NERO DI TROIA
Certificates:  Organic wine, vegan (no animal clarifiers used)
Appellation of origin:  IGP Puglia
Awards:  3 grappoli Bibenda guide, Top 5 Nero di Troia (ONAV FG, 2015)
Grape varieties:  100% Nero di Troia
Fermentation duration:  12 days with grape skin contact
Aging:  Steel, bottle
Alcohol:  13,5% vol
Tasting notes:  Ruby red colour, with entrancing hints of blackberries, currants, violets and spices.
The taste is full, dry and balsamic. Inebriating.
Food pairings : Spicy dishes, roasted meat with herbs, blue cheese
Social pairings:  Romantic dinner thanks to its entrancing spicy and floral hints.

 

Product Description

NERO DI TROIA
ORGANIC WINE
Puglia P.G.I.

(Protected Geographical Indication)

The sea and mountains of the “Terre del Gargano” characterize the organic vineyards grown by the Losito family for three generations.

To preserve the original scents of the Nero di Troia, we only let it age in its bottle.
Its entrancing hints of blackberry, currant and spices make it suitable for a romantic evening.

HISTORY OF THE NERO DI TROIA GRAPE VARIETY

“The origins of the grape are not certain, but certain is the link with the city of Troy.

From the legend that tells Diomede landed on the Gargano shores bringing this vines, which have found their natural habitat there, to history telling us that Frederick II of Swabia loved to taste of the “full-bodied wine of Troy”, up to the Marquis D’Avalos who purchased the town in 1533, and noted the absolute quality and attitude of the surrounding land, increasing considerably the cultivation of this grape. […]

It’s long been a variety relegated to a secondary role, to strengthen weaker wines with its tough body and color. Only recently it started to receive the proper recognition, because it was shown that making wine with this variety alone, the results are absolutely precious. ”

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MOTHER VINEYARD

Territory: Terre del Gargano (Gargano Lands)
Farming: Organic
Fertilization: Marc and broad bean plants
Pruning: Spur pruned cordon
Plant density: 4000 plants/hectare
Yield: 12 T/hectare
Soil: Clayey
Harvest period: Mid October