Uva di Troia
Uva di Troia is an indigenous red grape of southern Italy. The grape of Troia (ie Troy) said variety to have been imported by the Greeks from Troy. On the other hand, there are not far from Foggia in Puglia the site of Troy. It is recommended in the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Foggia. In addition, their cultivation in the provinces of Caserta (Campania ), Lecce and Taranto is approved. In 1999, a 3,032 hectare of area under vines was charged.
The very late maturing variety is moderately strong growth. The returns are not very high. The variety is susceptible to powdery and downy mildew. In addition, the winemakers fear the Favonio, a warm south wind in Puglia. The Uva di Troia gives deep dark red with a purple sheen. The alcohol content is usually very high and can reach 14 percent by volume. The wine finds its way into the DOC - Wines Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera, Castel del Monte Rosso Barletta, Canosa Rosso and Rosso di Cerignola. Uva di Troia is a variety of the noble vine (Vitis vinifera ).
Synonyms: Barlettana, Canosa, tranese, Troy, Trojana, Uva dell Marina, Uva di Canosa, Uva di Troy, Vitigno di Barletta, Canosa di Vitigno