Pezzalaruca Castel del Monte D.O.C.
Description: Grapes of Troia which come from the old city of Asia Minore imported in Apulia by Greeks, give way to a red wine called ”Castel del Monte”. Selected and combined with other typical grapes of Apulia area growing on an hilly land facing south in a favourable weather give origin to a deep red wine with violet tints, the smell of fresh fruit, its taste is persistent, harmonious and round. It should be served at a temperature of 10° C. and it allows a large possibility of coupling with rice stew and “tagliatelle”(a particular Italian noodles) but in particular with noodles with flavouring based on meats or grills or braised meats. Grapes: 50% Nero di Troia 50% Montepulciano Production Area: Contrade San Domenico e Zagaria - Agro di Andria Exposure and altitude: Nord/Sud 300 mt. a.s.l. Soil: Hilly Calcareous with medium texture Training system: Vertically Trellised Planting density: 4.500 plants / Ha. Grape yeld: 9.000 Kg / Ha. Alcohol content: 12,5% vol Harvest: 2nd - 3rd week of October Fermentation: The grapes, to the right degree of maturity, have been harvested, press and scraped, fermented in stainless steel tub by a 6-8 days maceration at controlled temperature. Serving Temperature: 18° C.