It's raining grapes, Uva di Troia, Santa Lucia (Vigna del Melograno) 2005

Looking for something new and interesting, my eyes rested on a new arrival at my local store, Amanti Vino.
Before I knew more about this Santa Lucia , Vigna del Melograno (2005), the fact that it was imported by Michael Skurnik made it worthy of my attention.

Santalucia_2 First glass was a real treat. This wine stood its ground, bold, with rich ripe fruit and a real personality that might have something to do with being 100% made from Uva di Troia, a varietal new to me.

This grape is grown in Puglia or more specifically in the Province of Bari.
The Santa Lucia vineyards are located west of the town of Corato, 300 meters above sea level.
The harvest takes place in mid-October and the soil is Calcareous.

Uva di Troia is also used as a blending grape with Montepulciano, Sangiovese and others.

If you can find it, this wine should retail for around $15.

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