Story of the Wine:
Uva di Troia (often called Nero di Troia), like many varieties in southern Italy, probably arrived from Greece in ancient times. Troia most likely refers to the village of Troia in the Foggia district of Puglia, rather than the city of Troy. Indeed the variety is almost exclusive to northern Puglia. It loves the warm climate of southern Italy and is a late ripener by Puglian standards, often not ready till October. It tends to make elegant wine rather than simple blockbusters. Cantine Paradiso was established in 1954 and is now run by the grandson Angelo Paradiso. Puglia is dominated by co-operative wineries and so Cantine Paradiso is unusual in being privately owned and family run. The name Posta Piana refers to a district near the town of Cerignola where Cantine Paradiso is based.
Grape(s): 100% Uva di Troia
Area: From vineyards around the town of Cerignola south of Foggia in northern Puglia
This is the sort of wine Italy does so well, from an obscure local grape Cantine Paradiso have made a wine of character and elegance. A deliciously fruity nose but quietly herbal. A nicely balanced palate. Not overwhelming and with a touch of elegance.
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