Rivera Violante Nero di Troia (750ml)
Nero di Troia
Castel del Monte
Sebastiano de Corato founded the Azienda Vinicola Rivera in the late 1940s. He saw enormous viticulture potential in Puglia’s Castel Del Monte region and wanted to bring these wines to the attention of the rest of Italy and abroad. Today the estate is still proudly operated by members of the de Corato family.
Nero di Troia grapes are harvested in the second week of October and are vinified with a short maceration on the skins at low temperature. The wine is aged for 12 months in glass lined concrete vats and undergoes microoxigenation. The wine is released after a minimum of 3 months of bottle ageing.
Nero di Troia is the most typical black winemaking grape of central and northern Apulia. It is a late ripener with thick skins, rich in tannins and anthocyanins which is evident by the deep colour of this wine. The bouquet is elegant with hints of violets and great structure.