Violante Castel del Monte DOC
Violante is the result of Rivera’s wish to marry Nero di Troia’s classic complexity and marked scent of violets to a crisp fruitiness and early approachability. This wine offers generous, forward aromas and flavours, and at the same time more
than adequate structure and body. Enjoy at cool room temperature either by itself or with soups, pastas with hearty sauces, and with meat dishes.
VARIETIES: 100% Nero di Troia
WINE MAKING: Harvest is carried out in the 2nd week of October. A 9-10-day maceration in stainless steel vats with careful pump-overs, microoxygenation
and delestage ensures the extraction of aromatic and colour components without exceeding in tannin content.
AGEING: The wine is aged for 1 year in vitrified concrete vats in order to have it
matured without losing its fresh and fruity character. It is released after 3 months of bottle ageing.
ANALYTICAL DATA: Alcohol: 13%, Total acidity: 5.65 g/l, pH: 3.40, Residual sugar: 1,80 g/l, Total S02: 75 mg/l
PRODUCTION AREA: Territory of Andria in the northern part of Castel del Monte D.O.C. area.
VINEYARDS: Planted on deep calcareous soils at an altitude of 200-230 metres, the vines are trained to the spurred cordon system at 4,800 vines per hectare. Yield is kept as low as 110 q./ha
TASTING NOTES: Luminous purple-red; rich bouquet of wild red berry fruit with notes of sweet violet; fullbodied palate, with fine balance between fruit and structure.
RECOMMENDED WITH: Perfectly complements earthy soups, pasta and meats, but it is also very pleasant on its own.