Villa Schinosa Nero di Troia 2016 (750ml/12)
About Villa Schinosa
Villa Schinosa is located outside the spectacular coastal town of Trani. The aristocratic Capece Minutulo family of Naples bears a true love for farming and winemaking. Today, they produce wines from the varieties typical of Southern Italy exclusively from their own grapes. Whites are grown predominantly in tufaceous limestone-based soils, while clay-rich soils are preferred for red varietals, with an average vine age of 20-25 years old. All farming is sustainable and without chemicals. At the ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Nero di Troia (the black grape of Troy) is one of the oldest and most characteristic red-grape vines of central-northern Puglia and appears to be originally from Asia Minor (Troy), brought to Puglia during its Hellenic colonization. Harvest takes place at the beginning of October. Maceration lasts 10 to 12 days in steel tanks to obtain maximum extraction of aromatic substances and color. Frequent air circulation is used for oxygenation and to maintain a slow and constant fermentation. The wine then spends 5-6 months in fiberglass-lined cement tanks after which it is aged in used tonneaux for one year, followed by a 3 month rest post-bottling.
Intense ruby red with vibrant purple hints, it has a rich and persistent bouquet, captivating in its blend of ripe, dark fruit and spicy notes. Velvety and elegant, the wine finishes fruity with gentle tannins and good freshness.