ANTICA ENOTRIA, RAFFAELE & LUIGI DI TUCCIO, Cerignola
Raffaele di Tuccio bought this run-down farmhouse dating back to the 1700’s in 1985 and over the past 30 years has worked tirelessly with his wife, Antonia, and son, Luigi, to bring the property back to life. In 1993, Raffaele was so inspired by the concept of sustainable, organic viticulture that he set about immediately to converting his 40ha of land to organics. The vineyards are influenced by the cooling Tramontana wind from the north, and warming Scirocco wind from the south, giving ideal conditions for their dedication to organic viticulture and lending crispness and depth to the wines.
Upon tasting, the most striking element is the crisp and refreshing nature of the acidity, something that it not the norm for wines of this region.
85% Nero di Troia with Montepulciano, a lovely pink colour with slight nuances of onion skin, the wine is reminiscent of wild strawberry and other small red berries. On the palate, the wine is remarkable for its flavour, aromatic persistence and strikes a perfect balance between velvety soft and crisp.