PUER APULIAE – Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG

Puer Apuliae or “Son of Apulia”: so was called Frederick II of Swabia, the 13th century Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire who loved this region so much to make it his summer residence and building the majestic “Castel del Monte”, leaving an indelible memorial for all mankind. Thus, Puer Apuliae,gets its name from being the child of the most representative indigenous black grape variety in central Apulia: “Nero di Troia”.

PUER APULIAE – Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG

Details

Producer

Rivera

Country

Italy

Region

Apulia

Growing area

Murgia hills; Castel del Monte

Farming type

Traditional Ecological

Grapes

Nero di Troia

Product code

2075001

Color

Red

Sparkling

No

Vegan

No

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Vinification

Harvest

Harvested at the end of October.

Fermentation

Maceration in stainless steel lasts 20 days, with frequent pump-overs, and delestage and micro-oxygenation to soften the considerable tannin content.

Ageing

The wine ages for 14 months in new French oak barriques.

Finishing

12 months in bottle.

Organoleptic

Colour

Dense garnet-red color.

Bouquet

Intense, fresh aromas of dark berry and violets.

Palate

Concentrated spicy black berry fruit on the palate that shows an impressive structure and a long and lingering finish.

Food pairing and serving

Food

The concentration and intensity of this wine, make it the perfect partner to full-flavoured, rich dishes such as red meat, roasts, game, and aged cheeses.

Serving

Best served at 18-20°C after proper oxygenation.

In their wines the noble spirit of Castel del Monte The noble and intriguing Castel del Monte is the ideal symbol to identify one of the most exceptional wine-growing regions of Apulia, which received its DOC designation in 1971 and DOCG in 2001. The area covers the area north of Bari that descends from “Alta Murgia” towards the Adriatic Sea and splits into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and in soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards. These areas are characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, but tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red wine are grown . Bombino Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico are flanked - mainly through research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulation. The land. Murgia is a karst plateau of ancient origin that forms the backbone of central Apulia. An irregular and banner landscape without borders and interruptions, but with the mysterious Castel del Monte acting as a sentry and representing a definitive benchmark. The area covers the territory north of Bari that slopes down from “Alta Murgia” to the Adriatic Sea, divided into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard-limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards trained to spalliera bassa, or low vertically trained canopies grown between meadows and fields. On the other hand, deep and loose tuff limestone soils between 180 and 300 meters offer an endless array of olive groves and vineyards. In these areas characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, yet tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties are grown, such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red Bombino. Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico, are flanked - specifically for research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulatory.

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