Murge IGT area is located in the centre of Puglia, between the plain of Tavoliere delle Puglie, in the north, and the Messapian depression known as Salento, in the south.
Murge IGT territory is divided in two areas: the Alta Murgia in the north, with poor vegetation but rich in karst formations, caves and ravines, and the Bassa Murgia, with a richer vegetation and cultivated mainly with olive trees.
This area, particularly the areas corresponding to the province of Bari and part of the province of BAT, was once inhabited by Peuceti, who along with the Dauni who lived north of Puglia, and the Messapi who lived south, occupied what it nowadays called Puglia.
The innermost part of the Murge land is ideal for the cultivaion of black grape vines like Nero di Troia, Bombino Nero, Aglianico and Monetpulciano; and white grape vines such as Bombino Bianco, Greco, Pampanuto and the Malvasia Bianca. The coastal area is, instead, the place for the production of the Moscato Bianco.
Among the wines produced in the Murgia area: Moscato di Trani, Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva, Castel del Monte Nero di Troia DOCG and Barletta Rosso DOP. Also the Gravina Bianco DOP.
Murge IGT designation is reserved for wines of the type frizzante and spumante, when made with white grape vines, and sparkling red wines, passito, novello and rosé, when produced with black grape vines.
Grapevines of Murge IGT zoneNero di Troia Verdeca