Grape Of The Week: Nero Di Troia
Nero di Troia, also known as Uva di Troia, is an indigenous grape that can be found in Puglia, Italy where it’s believed ancient Greeks planted it. Among the oldest Puglian vines, Nero di Troia was originally used as a blending grape alongside Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Although Nero di Troia tends to be low yielding, it can now be found in single varietal wines as it produces good quality, complex, full-bodied wines. A deep ruby in color, Nero di Troia offers notes of dark forest fruits, plum, raspberry, cherry and spice. Pairs well with grilled chicken, pasta bolognese, and roasted lamb.
Agricola Marmo Vandalo 2009 Nero di Troia
This reserve Nero di Troia is named after Vandalo, a famous 19th century race horse. Elegant, powerful, and never disappointing, the wine is aged in French oak then transferred to steel tanks, which helps to preserve the nuanced structure of the wine, giving full sway to the complex and fragrant aromas of rose, cherry, and blueberry within.
Grape Photo Courtesy of Agricola Marmo