Wine Colour: red
Alcohol content: 13%.
Characteristic of: the whole territory of Minervino Murge and part of the territory of Andria and Trani (BAT), Corato, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi, Bitonto, Palo del Colle, Toritto and completely the administrative island D’Ameli of the Municipality of Binetto (Bari).
Soil: the most common type has modest depth and high stoniness and rockiness.
Rainfall: the annual average is about 560 mm, with rainfall concentrated in the autumn-winter period, particularly in November and December. Snowfall generally occurs above 500 metres above sea level.
Grape variety: minimum 65% Nero di Troia.
Maximum grape yield: no more than 10 tonnes per hectare.
The millenary love for vines and wine, on the part of the people over whom Frederick and Castel del Monte dominate, is sedimented in the many documents kept in archives and monastic libraries. Even art bears witness to the importance of wine here, in the fine production area of Castel del Monte CGDO Red Reserve a which is exported all over the world. The splendid Magna-Graecia collection of the Jatta Museum in Ruvo di Puglia shows the close link between man’s knowledge and the peculiarities of each wine. Castel del Monte is a UNESCO site and a tourist destination all year round.
Castel del Monte Red Reserve CGDO in the glass, after the minimum two years of ageing required, has the great charm of a wine which is the fruit of nature, of man’s knowledge and of time. Its colour ranges from ruby red to garnet red with aging, the nose is characteristic and fine, at the palate, bodied and well balanced .
Alcohol content: 13%