Cacc’e mmitte di Lucera
Place of Origin
Cacc'e mmitte Lucera is a typical wine the territory of the town of Lucera. It is also produced in the terriories of Troia and Biccari, all in province of Foggia.
This wine takes its name from an ancient wine-making process which consisted in crushing grapes in one day. Specifically, the term 'cacce' means withdraw from the tanks, while 'mmitte' means putting in the tanks. Thus the name refers to the operation of inserting and withdrawing from the tanks. This was because the masserie rented their mill only from morning till evening.
Cacc'e mmitte di Lucera is made only in red with Nero di Troia grapes, for a percentage ranging from 35% to 60%, Sangiovese, Malvasia and Montepulciano, for a percentage between 25% and 35%, together or alone, and Trebbiano, Malvasia Bianca and Bombino grapes for a percentage between 15% to 20%, together or alone.
Main grape varieties used to make Cacc’e mmitte di Lucera DOP:
Cacc'e mmitte of Lucera is a wine with an intense aroma, and a full and dry flavour.
Cacc'e mmitte di Lucera should be drunk at a temperature between 14 and 16 degrees.
It pairs well with roasted white meat, with pasta seasoned with meat and vegetables sauce, grilled red meat and aged sheep cheese.