Uva Di Troia grapes
To be more particular, this red wine grape variety is grown in abundance in the areas located around Barletta and Andria along with the Province of Bari.
This red wine grape variety is an ancient grape variety that is found in the heel of the boot of Italy.
The name of this red wine grape variety has been given after the Puglian town of Troia and according to the studies, the same was founded by Dimoedes post the sacking and siege of the ancient Troy.
The vines of this red wine grape variety are considered to be very low yielding and this is the reason why this red wine grape variety is slowly finding itself on the brink of extinction.
The wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are generally very dry in nature; however the content of alcohol present in them is notably high.
The vines of this red wine grape variety produce the clusters which are compact and very medium as to their size.
These clusters comprise of thick berries that are dark-skinned and this is the reason why this red wine grape variety gives a good structure and tannin to the wines so produced.
Because of a number of qualities present in this red wine grape variety, it is allowed in a number of DOC as well as quality wines that include Rosso Di Cerignola, RossoCanosa, Orta Nova, Cacc’eMmitte di Lucera as well as Castel Del Monte.
The proportions of this grape in these DOCs vary from 10 percent to 100 percent respectively. Thus, it clearly indicates that this red wine grape variety is taken into use in the preparation of both varietals as well as blending wines.
This red wine grape variety is well adapted to the hot climates of the Mediterranean and therefore they tend to show all their desirable characteristics in this particular climate.
The plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are very much restricted outside the region of Puglia and there are only a few winegrowers who carry out the cultivation of this red wine grape variety outside this particular region.
This red wine grape variety is known under a number of synonyms such as Barlettana, Nero di Troia, Sumarello, Canosa, Uvadella Marina, Troiano, Tranese and many others.
The vines of this red wine grape variety are considered to be very vigorous in nature that comes with a lot of girth.
The clusters of this red wine grape variety are large and compact as to its appearance and they take the shape of a pyramid or a wing.
These clusters are violet shaped and are very fascinating as to their looks. The vines of this red wine grape variety ripen in the middle of the season.
These vines are adaptable to various kinds of soil and therefore they do not suffer from the high temperatures of Apilia. The only problem is the hot winds where these vines could become a little hard to handle.
This red wine grape variety can be used in the production of both blending as well as varietal wines. At the same time, this red wine grape variety is also used in the production of DOC wines.
All the wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are considered to be great in terms of its acidity as well as tannins.
The wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are very flavorsome that take the flavor of tropical fruits along with the hints of smoke in them. These wines are considered as very tasteful in nature.
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