Corsiero Nero 2016
Dark horse of Puglian wine, full of southern warmth and packed with velvety, spiced black fruit
In the old days, when winemakers were less clued up, Nero di Troia produced wines with terrific depth and colour, but rather too much tannin. So cellars tended to blend it with softer varieties. However, top consultant Mario Ercolino knows exactly how to get the most from this grape and has made Corsiero – a dark, velvety wine.
Nero di Troia is named after the city of Troia in northern Puglia, which Greek hero Diomedes is said to have founded after helping to defeat the city of Troy with the famed Trojan Horse. There, outside the city walls, he planted vine cuttings, which flourished and were named Nero after their dark skin grapes and the deep coloured wine they produced. Rich, warming, full-bodied Corsiero is rich and velvety with intense black fruit and spice flavours … just perfect served with full-flavoured pasta and rich meat dishes.
|Style ||Red - Medium to full bodied |
|Country ||Italy |
|Grape ||Nero Di Troia |
|Drink By ||31 December, 2019 |
|Alcohol ||13.0% |
|Units ||9.75 |
|Bottle Size ||750.0 mls |