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.