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Nero di Troia (Italy)

Nero di Troia (aka Uva di Troia) is a red wine grape from Puglia.

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Red
Cherry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant

Plum
Plum
Violets
Violets
Spices
Sweet
Spices
Licorice
Licorice

Oak added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Cherry, Dark Berries, and Plums are typical Nero di Troia flavors.

With hints of Olive, Sweet Spices, and Licorice.

Profile

Nero di Troia tends to have a fruity budy, nice tannins and medium acidity:

BODYMedium - Full
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Ham
Cured
Meat
Salami
Salami
Spaghetti
Rich
Pasta
Lasagna
Lasagna
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Rabbit
Rabbit
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Deer
BBQ
BBQ
Cheese
Cheese

Nero di Troia pairs best with Roasted or Grilled Meat, Game, and Rich Pasta.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cured Meat. Salami.
Rich Pasta. Spaghetti. Lasagne.
Grilled Chicken or Pork.
BBQ. Roasted Lamb.
Game. Rabbit. Wild Boar. Deer.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese.

Puglian Specialities:
Ragù alla Pugliese (Meat Stew).

If You Like Nero di Troia

You Might Also Like:

Barbera Superiore (Italy)
Bordeaux Right Bank (France)
Rosso di Montalcino (Italy)
Cannonau (Italy)
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Chianti Classico (Italy)
Merlot (France)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Ribeira Sacra (Spain)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a good bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Nero di Troia DOC(G)

Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG (2011):

(Earlier a part of Castel del Monte DOC)


Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG (2011)

(Earlier a part of Castel del Monte DOC)


Nero di Troia is the main grape in the following DOCs:

Puglia (Apulia)

Puglia is not very famous in the wine world, but the interest is growing.

The capital is Bari.

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