Violante

Nero di Troia

Castel del Monte D.O.C.

"Violante" enhanced all the elegance of the Nero di Troia grape varietal with a young and fresh style and its typical bouquet of Violet. The grapes are harvested in the second half of October and are vinified with this objective through a short maceration on the skins at low temperature and then it ages partly in big French oak casks and partly in concrete vats for 6 months. The result is a wine of great pleasure to serve at 16 ° -18 ° C to enjoy by itself or in combination with soups, pasta sauces and meats. Violante is also the ideal partner of the local cheese Burrata di Andria.

Characteristics
  • Variety: 100% Nero di Troia
  • Grape harvest: Second week of October. Vineyard yield of 110 q/ha
  • Wine making: Maceration for 9-10 days at 24°C with pumpovers, elestage and micro-oxygenation
  • Aging: 20% of the wine is aged for 6 months in 30 Hl French oak casks, while the remaining 80% is aged in vitrified concrete vats. The wine is released after further 3 months of bottle ageing
  • Tasting notes: Luminous purple-red; rich bouquet of wild red berry fruit with notes of sweet violet; juicy, full-bodied palate, with fine balance between fruit and structure.
  • Cellaring: 5-6 years
  • Alcohol: 13%

Awards

Vintage 2013

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016)

89/100

Vintage 2013

Wine Spectator (2016)

88/100

Vintage 2011

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2014 di Luca Maroni (2014)

90/100

Varieties

Nero di Troia

The black grape varieties most typical of central and northern Apulia. From late maturation and thick-skinn rich in tannins and anthocyanins, it produces wines with an elegant bouquet andl hints of violets with a remarkable structure that allows it great aging potential.