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 week of October and are vinified with this objective through a short maceration on the skins at low temperature. The wine is aged for 12 months in vitrified concrete vats undergoing microoxigenation. The wine is released after at least 3 months of bottle ageing. 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: The wine is aged for 12 months in vitrified concrete vats undergoing microoxigenation. 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%
Violante 2017

Awards

Vintage 2017

Slow Wine (2020)

Moneta&Vino Quotidiano

Vintage 2016

James Suckling (2019)

91

Vintage 2016

Wine Enthusiast (2019)

88

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.