Winning Wine From Italy

by artfuldiner on October 31, 2012

in Review, Wine

The 2007 Botromagno Nero Di Troia was produced in the Apulia – or Puglia in Italian – region of Italy, located along the Adriatic coast in the country’s extreme southeast corner. The Botromagno Company was founded in 1991, following a merger between the local cooperative winery of the same name (founded in 1957) and the D’Agostino family. Botromagno holds the distinction of being the only producer of Puglia’s most famous wine, Gravina D.O.C., named for the town and considered to be one of southern Italy’s finest white wines.

The uva or nero di Troia grape, named after the mythical city of Troy, is one of Puglia’s oldest and most noble varieties. Traditionally blended with other local grapes, it is only within the last 15 or so years that the nero di Troia has emerged as a qualitative grape made as a single varietal wine.

The 2007 Botromagno Nero Di Troia was produced from hand-harvested grapes at the end of the month of October, fermented and aged in stainless steel, then bottle-aged for an additional six months before release. The result is a wine that is unique and marvelously complex.

This wine boasts a beautiful ruby-red color with splashes of purple, and a nose redolent of ripe berry fruit. On the palate, it’s a rich, medium-bodied wine kept in harmonious balance by 13.5% alcohol and fine-grained tannins. A weighty wine, it also beguiles with its distinctive elegance. This is a wine for wine lovers.

Most reasonably priced at approximately $16.00, this is a wine that is well worth exploring.



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