Nero di Troia Puglia IGT, Rocca Estate, 2017
Rocca has again chosen to work magic with an ancient Puglian grape variety rarely seen in the rest of the wine growing world. And for this has been rewarded with a Gold Medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2015. They no doubt found the Nero di Troia to be a well-balanced wine with a fruity nose with notes of ripe fruit and a palate of spices and tobacco. Velvety tannins and good body complete the trophy winner.
Gold Medal: Berliner Wein Trophy 2015
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Medium to full bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Nero di Troia|
At the end of XIX century, Francesco Rocca started his historical business by selling loose wine. In 1936 his son Angelo enhanced the wine production and built a cellar in Nardò, Apulia. In the 1960's the first bottling line was bought and thus started the distribution of products under the Rocca brand. Today, Ernesto Rocca (the founder's grandson) shares responsibility with his sons Paolo, Marco, Luca and Matteo who help run the family business, a business which also includes a construction company and a leading trot horse stud farm.
Southern Italy is truly the land of vines, and nowhere more so than the Salento plains in the Puglia wine region. Tucked in the heel of Italy’s boot, so to speak, the regions’ naturally warm climate is somewhat cooled by the sea winds blowing in from the Adriatic and Ionian seas, creating the ideal climate for producing hearty, satisfying reds. Sample the laid back South Italian lifestyle with a wine from one Italy’s most important wine producing regions, and the standard bearer for the south’s quality wines. The Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes fare particularly well here, producing wines that are at once dark and slightly bitter, but still supple and aromatic.
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