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General information on Apulia?

The heel of the boot of Italy, Apulia covers a lengthy expanse of coastland on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Apulia is the least mountainous region in Italy—characterized by broad plains and low hills.

The flat, fertile plains here provide an easy outlet for high-yielding viticulture, and much of the region’s mass production is devoted to base wines destined for vermouth, bulk blending material, or distillate. Apulia struggles to release more than 2% of its wines at the DOC level.

In northern Apulia DOC wines are produced, predominantly from the aromatic red grape Nero (Uva) di Troia. Negroamaro, the most cultivated red grape in the region, is prized for its deep color and powerful tannic structure, and is encountered as the major component of nearly every rosso and rosato DOC on the Salento peninsula.

White wines are produced to a lesser extent in Apulia.  Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco show promise in the Salice Salentino DOC, but much of the region’s Trebbiano is aromatized in vermouth production.
 

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DOCG of

Puglia

Castel del Monte
 Bombina Nero DOCG

(Rosato Only!!)
-
90% min Bombino Nero-

Castel del Monte
 Nero de Troia Riserva DOCG

(Rosso Only!!)
-
90% min Nero di Troia-

Castel del Monte
Rosso Riserva DOCG

(Rosso Only!!)
-
65% min Nero di Troia-

Primitivo di Manduria
Dolce Naturale DOCG

(Sweet Rosso Only!!)
-
100% Primitivo-

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3 that have Castel del Monte in it
- (there was a 13th century castle here, thats why it is so important)

  • Bombina Nero DOCG
  • Nero de Troia Riserva DOCG
  • Rosso Riserva DOCG

and then the fouth...

  • Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale DOCG (50g/l RS)

Most important wine of Pulgia - is Rivera's Il Falcone.
- Il Falcone is an homage to the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, who loved to hunt with his falcons, in the countryside around his Castel del Monte.  70% Nero di Troia, 30% Montepulciano

Some sources say a 5th DOCG was added in 2011, but there is conflicting information...

  • Tavoliere delle Puglie DOC(G)

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What are the major DOC of Apulia?

-north Apulia-
Barletta DOC
whites: 60% min Malvasia
reds: 70% min Uva di Troia


​-south Apulia-
Brindisi DOC
whites: 80% Chardonnay and/or Malvasia
reds: 70% min Negroamaro

Salice Salentino DOC
whites: 70% min Chardonnay
reds: 75% min Negroamaro

Primitivo di Manduria DOC​
85% min Primitivo

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Castel del Monte
Bombina Nero DOCG

Dry Rosato Only!!

90% min Bombino Nero

~12 tons/ha~
~12% min ABV~

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Castel del Monte
Nero del Troia Riserva DOCG

Rosso Riserva Only!!

90% min Nero de Troia
(Uva di Troia)

~10 tons/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months from 11/1
**12 months min in wood

NOTE:
- the only difference between this and Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG is the min amount of Nero de Troia grape: (90% vs 65%)

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Castel del Monte
Rosso Riserva DOCG

Rosso Riserva Only!!

65% min Nero de Troia
(Uva di Troia)

35% Max combined:
"other non-aromatic red grapes"

~10 tons/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months from 11/1
**12 months min in wood

NOTE:
- the only difference between this and Castel del Monte Nero de Troia Riserva DOCG is the min amount of Nero de Troia grape: (90% vs 65%)

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Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale DOCG

Sweet Rosso Only!!

100% Primitivo!

~7 tons/ha~
~16% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

50 g/l min RS

*released 6/1

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What is is most planted grape red of Apuglia?

Negroamaro

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What are the aging requirements of

Castel del Monte
Nero de Troia Riserva DOCG?

*24 months from 11/1

**12 months min in wood

NOTE:
- this is exactly the same as Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG
- the only difference between the two DOCG is the min amount of Nero de Troia grape: (90% vs 65%)

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What are the aging requirements of

Castel del Monte
Rosso Riserva DOCG?

*24 months from 11/1

**12 months min in wood

NOTE:
- this is exactly the same as Castel del Monte Nero de Troia Riserva DOCG
- the only difference between the two DOCG is the min amount of Nero de Troia grape: (90% vs 65%)

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