Terre del Crifo Nero di Troia Puglia IGP
This intense red wine is made using grapes from one of the most robust and characteristic vineyards of the local area. It has an enveloping aroma of red fruit, and a soft yet spicy flavour, distinguishing itself through its fabulous tannic structure, perfectly balanced for richness and expression.
Classification: Nero di Troia Indicazione Geografica Protetta
Grapes: Nero di Troia single variety.
Production area: Ruvo di Puglia, calcareous hills of Murgia.
System: Cordon spur with a density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
Harvesting: Late October, early November.
Vinification: The grapes are immediately taken to the winery to undergo destemming and crushing. There is then a pre-fermentative maceration for 24-48 hours, after which the must is left to ferment in steel containers for 7-10 days at a controlled temperature. After racking, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being bottled. It is ready to be sold after a few months of ageing in the bottle.
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby red tending towards vermillion. Ripe fruits are at the fore, especially red and black cherries. Smooth tannin and freshness in the mouth give this wine a balanced character and it has a long, decidedly balsamic finish.
Food pairing: Bread dumplings in tomato sauce, flame-grilled meat, stuffed meat, dried meats, horsemeat stew, aged canestrato Pugliese cheese.
Serving temperature: 18 C°
Analytical data:ABV 13%
Residual sugar 14,00 g.l.
Total acidity 5,30 g.l.