Torre del Falco, Nero di Troia, IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) Puglia, Italy, 2010
Nero di troia is planted mainly in Puglia, and is a late ripener.
Won silver at the 2013 IWC. Varietal nero di troia, fermented in stainless steel, then 10 months elevage in stainless steel, before bottling and short rest before commercialisation. Natural cork closure, 13% abv, £8 Waitrose.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity ruby, showing distinct tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, youthful, with lifted aromas of raspberry, red cherry and white pepper, then sweet red plum.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity; medium (+) gum drying tannins; medium (+) alcohol and a medium body, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of red fruit – red currant, red plum juice, cherry and a spicy note. A medium (+) clean finish with quickly diminishing tannins.
Quality – a good quality wine, of moderate concentration on a moderately complex flavour palette; acidity and alcohol are in balance, levels of which are in harmony with the overall intensity of flavour and level and nature of the tannins. This wine should keep for a further 2-3 years.