DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Apulia
, The name derives from the octagonal and eight-towered castle of the Hohenstaufer emperor Friedrich II (1194-1250), built in 1240, which lies on a hill near the Apulian capital Bari. In 2011, the wines of the formerly independent DOC area Rosso Canosa were
transferred. The zone includes the entire municipality of Minervino Murge and parts of the municipalities of Andria and Trani Canosa di Puglia in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, as well as parts of the municipalities of Binetto, Bito, Corato, Palo del Colle, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi, Toritto and the D'Alemi island in the province of Bari. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the location name on the bottle label.
The varietal wines
must contain at least 90% of the respective varieties, a maximum of 10% others can be approved. The red wines
(also as Riserva
) and Aglianico Rosato, Cabernet ( Cabernet Franc
and or Cabernet Sauvignon
; also as Riserva) and Nero di Troia
(also called Riserva). The white wines
are Bombino Bianco
and Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc
). There is also a frizzante from the white wines, as well as Aglianico Rosato and Rosato; from the white wines, as well as Bombino Bianco and Rosato also a spumante.
is out pampanuto
and or Chardonnay
and or Bombino Bianco
(65%) and other approved varieties (max. 35%) blended. The Rosso
(also called Novello) is out Aglianico
and or Montepulciano
and / or Nero di Troia (for. 65%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 35%). The rosato
is out Bombino Nero
and or Aglianico
and / or Nero di Troia (for. 65%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 35%).
Three types of wine received DOCG status in 2011. These are Castel del Monte Bombino Nero
(90%), Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva
(90%) and Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva
(65% Nero di Troia). Everybody has to mature at least two years, one in barrel.