The emotion of an Apulian red PDO wine by red and white grapes, to toast in places of art and in an unspoiled nature
Wine color: red
Alcohol Content: 11,50%.
Characteristic of: Lucera, Troia, Biccari (Foggia)
Grape varieties: Nero di Troia from 35% to 60% and then Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Malvasia nera di Brindisi alone or together from 25% to 35%; Trebbiano Toscano, Bombino bianco and Malvasia bianca e/ Bianca Lunga alone or together from 15% to 30%.
Togli e metti, that is remove and put, is the meaning of Cacc’e Mmitte, a very special name for a Protected Designation of Origin wine. Its essence is all in this ritual that began in the vineyard and ended in the cellar, where the winemaking was done in places used by several people. It was, therefore, a wine produced quickly because it had to be taken out (in dialect Cacc) to let in (in dialect Mitte) that of another farmer.
Strangely enough, grapes from both red and white grapes are found in a PDO: it is a photograph of what really happened in the vineyard. We are in a land where the feuds were boundless and the farmers, after the harvest of the lords, collected what was left of both black and white grapes to produce their own wine for daily use.
From its origins to the present day, technological innovation in the vineyard and in the cellar – together with the drive of new generations of wine producers – has led to an excellent level of quality, increasingly exported. Lucera and Troia shine for the splendor of their historic center and their cathedrals, Biccari is Bandiera Arancione or Orange Flag, an eco-tourist award, for the preserved nature.
The typology envisaged by the production regulations is:
Cacc’e Mmitte di Lucera PDO is a red wine that distinguishes itself starting from its grapes, both red and white, in a careful blend that is the fruit of peasant knowledge. In the glass it has a more or less deep ruby red colour, a characteristic and intense aroma, a dry, full, well balanced taste with a characteristic aftertaste.
Alcohol Content: 11,50%