Nero di Troia
Grape type: Black
Nero di Troia is one of the most typical and most representative wines of Puglia, along with Primitivo and Negroamaro. It is also known as Uva di Troia or Vitigno di Canosa and is cultivated in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, in particular along the coast of the city of Barletta. Its origins are uncertain, but it seems to have come into the area from the city of Troy, in Asia Minor, although others think that it may originate from the Albanian city of Cruja.
There are two biotypes of Nero di Troia: Barletta or Ruvo, with large bunches and grapes, and Canosa, also known as "Carmosina", with smaller bunches and grapes. The latter is very rare and difficult to find.
Nero di Troia is a red grape vine that produces wines with a ruby red colour with purple hues, a pleasant aroma with notes of licorice flower. They also have a dry full-bodied structured taste.
The Nero di Troia bunch is big and pyramidal, the grapes are of medium size with a thick and consistent skin of violet colour.
The Nero di Troia is the main grapevine for the production of the DOCG Castel del Monte Nero di Troia and Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva.
DOCG wines with Nero di Troia grapevineCastel del Monte Rosso Riserva
DOP wines with Nero di Troia grapevine
Wines with Nero di Troia as main grapevineCacc’e mmitte di Lucera Castel del Monte Rosso di Cerignola Orta Nova Rosso Canosa Rosso Cerignola San Severo Tavoliere delle Puglie
IGT zones of production