Cantina Diomede

Country: Puglia - Italy

Region: Puglia - Italy


Cantina Diomede is based in northern Puglia, close to the town of Canosa and it controls 200 hectares of vineyards.

Consultant winemaker Filippo Baccalaro works closely with oenologists Massimo di Bari and Luca Pugliese to obtain high quality, healthy grapes. Most operations are carried out manually, and the management of the vineyard follows an organic approach . 

The word Canace is made out of the first syllable of Canosa di Puglia, where Cantina Diomede is based, and Acerenza in Basilicata. This is explained by the fact that 85% of the blend is Nero di Troia from Canosa and the remaining 15% is Aglianico from Acerenza. The wine is vinified in concrete tanks, where it is kept for about eight months, followed by 12 months in large French oak barrels . The Aglianico adds acidity and complexity to the Nero di Troia , with the resulting wine being rich and full- bodied with silky tannins and a spicy finish.

Cantina Diomede Collection


Canace Nero di Troia Price € 19.40

Canace

Sensory Features: Deep red in colour with hints of violet. The complex bouquet offers warm spices, cocoa, coffee, liquorice and ripe berry fruit. Soft and velvety on the palate, the full-bodied Canace has a fresh acidity from the Aglianico, balanced with elegant tannins and lingering spice. A fantastic wine not to be missed!!

Technical Notes:

Grape Varieties: Nero di Troia and Aglianico

Production: The name “Canace” comes from “blending” the initial syllables of the towns where the wineries are located – Canosa, in the hills north of Bari in the DOC Castel del Monte area, at 480 metres above sea level, and Acerenza in Basilicata. Soils are calcareous and rocky, and vines are VSP and guyot trained, with a density of 3500 per hectare. 
Grapes were left to partially dry on the vines. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit underwent a maceration of 15 to 20 days and fermentation took place at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts. The wine was vinified in concrete tanks, where it was kept for about eight months, followed by 12 months in large French oak barrels.

Best servedSavoury dishes, red meat, aged cheese, game and lamb.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Lama di Pietra Nero di Troia IGP Price € 8.50

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Sensory features: Ruby in colour with violet reflections. Red fruit aromatics of mulberry and cherry give way to a soft palate with delicate tannins. Persistent, full-bodied and elegant, this Nero di Troia is perfectly balanced.

Technical notes

Grape variety: Nero di Troia

Vineyards: Grapes for the Lama di Pietra are grown in the hills north of Bari between 350 and 450 metres above sea level. Soils are calcareous clay, and vines are VSP (vertical shoot positioning) and cordon spur pruned, with a density of 4,500 vines per hectare.

VinificationUpon arrival at the winery, the fruit underwent a long maceration and fermentation took place at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts. The wine was matured for 10 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 12.5%

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