Conte Di Campiano Nero di Troia 2015
The Nero di Troia is a grape well suited to making wines for long ageing. It had more freshness and finesse than its regional stablemates Primitivo and Negro Amaro, it offers blackcurrant, black pepper, tobacco, is super silky and relatively high in acidity backed by plenty of fine tannins. Until recent times it was considered best for blending, with Negro, Primitivo or Montepulciano but since the discovery of a smaller berried clone it’s rightly being lauded as an exceptional variety in its own right. We love it.
Conte is located in a small town on a hilltop in the north – east of Verona with origins in late 1950’s. The winery sources fruit from a large number of different regions and produces a stack of different wines, too many to mention here. We decided to start by importing just one, from one of the rarest varieties – Susumaniello. We’ve now added a Primitivo di Manduria and a Squinzano Riserva (100% Negroamaro). Both are excellent, age-worthy wines.
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