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Castel del Monte

DOC area for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Apulia, The name is derived from the built in 1240, octagonal and eight-towered castle of Hohenstaufer Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250), which is located on a hill near the Apulian capital of Bari. In 2011, the wines of the formerly independent DOC area Rosso Canosa were overrun. The area covers 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 D'Alemi island in the province of Bari. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the name of the label on the bottle label.

The varietal wines must contain at least 90% of the respective varieties, with a maximum of 10% being permitted by others. The reds are Aglianico (also as Riserva ) and Aglianico Rosato, Cabernet ( Cabernet Franc and or Cabernet Sauvignon; also as Riserva) and Nero di Troia (also as Riserva). The white wines are Bombino Bianco. Chardonnay and sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ). Of the white wines, as well as Aglianico Rosato and Rosato, there is also a frizzante; from the white wines, as well as Bombino Bianco and Rosato also a spumante.

The Bianco is going out pampanuto and or Chardonnay and or Bombino Bianco (about 65%), as well as other approved varieties (max 35%) blended. The Rosso (also called Novello) is out Aglianico and or Montepulciano and / or Nero di Troia (at 65%) and other authorized varieties (up to 35%). The Rosato is out Bombino Nero and or Aglianico and / or Nero di Troia (at 65%) and other authorized varieties (35% maximum).

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). Everyone has to mature for at least two years, one of them in barrel.

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