Cantina Diomede Canace Nero di Troia 2019
Region: Puglia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Nero di Troia
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
This wine is deep red in colour with hints of violet. The complex bouquet offers warm spice, cocoa, coffee, liquorice and ripe berry fruit. Soft and velvety on the palate, this full-bodied Canace displays a fresh acidity balanced with elegant tannins and lingering spice characters.
The name "Canace" comes from blending the initial syllables of the towns where the wineries are located - Canosa, 480 metres above sea level in the DOC Castel del Monte area in the hills north of Bari, and Acerenza, on the foothills of Vulture in Basilicata. Soils are calcareous and rocky, and vines are vertical shoot positioned and Guyot trained, with a density of 3,500 per hectare.
Cantina Diomede, which controls 200 hectares of vineyard, is based in northern Puglia, close to the town of Canosa. Oenologist Dennis Verdecchia work hard to obtain high-quality, healthy grapes. Most operations are carried out manually, and the vineyards are farmed organically.