Nero di Troia

The seas and mountains of the Terre del Gargano characterize the organic vineyards of the Losito family since three generations.

Nero di Troia is a traditional grape from northern Puglia; our organic Nero di Troia wine has got the classic varietal hints of this grape, such as violet flower, blackberries and fresh spices.


“The origins of the grape are not certain, but certain is the link with the city of Troy.

From the legend that tells Diomede landed on the Gargano shores bringing this vines, which have found their natural habitat there, to history telling us that Frederick II of Swabia loved to taste of the “full-bodied wine of Troy”, up to the Marquis D’Avalos who purchased the town in 1533, and noted the absolute quality and attitude of the surrounding land, increasing considerably the cultivation of this grape. […]

It’s long been a variety relegated to a secondary role, to strengthen weaker wines with its tough body and color. Only recently it started to receive the proper recognition, because it was shown that making wine with this variety alone, the results are absolutely precious. ”



Additional information

Wine name:

Nero di Troia


Organic wine, vegan (no animal clarifiers used)


IGP Puglia


91 James Suckling, 89 Veronelli, 16.5 Jancis Robinson, 3 grappoli Bibenda

Grape variety:

Nero di Troia 100%

Fermentation duration:

15 days in French oak


One year in steel tank, bottle


13,5 % vol

Tasting notes:

Ruby red colour, with entrancing hints of blackberries, currants, violets and spices. The taste is full, dry and balsamic. Inebriating.
The taste is full, dry and balsamic. Inebriating.

Food pairing:

Spicy dishes, roasted meat with herbs, blue cheese


Territory: Terre del Gargano (Gargano Lands)
Farming: Organic
Fertilization: Marc and broad bean plants
Allevamento: controspalliera
Pruning: Spur pruned cordon
Plant density: 4000 plants/hectare
Yield: 12 T/hectare
Soil: Clayey
Harvest period: Mid October