Nero di Troia (Nair-oh Dee Troy-uh)
90 Points Decanter
Nero di Troia has nothing to do with the ancient city of Troy, but is assumed to have originated in the village of Troia (located in Puglia), which has been claimed to have been founded by Diomedes, who destroyed Troy. Today, this grape variety is found almost exclusively in Puglia and plays a significant role in several wine appellations there.
This Nero di Troia is fermented in stainless steel and maintains a lot of fresh fruit characteristics. This doesn’t stop the natural spices of the grape coming through on the palate that is finished off with soft well integrated tannins. Enjoy this wine with rich red meats, BBQ, pizza, pasta with meat sauces, pulled pork sandwiches, dishes with teriyaki and caramelized foods.
Ariano has been using organic agricultural methods since 1997 and all of their wines are certified organic. These principles are carried on by the present generation represented by Frederica Ariano and Aldo Avello who look after the technical and production side and by Manuela Ariano and Omar Leonardi who are responsible for the commercial and marketing aspects of the winery.