Foggia’s Wines

Nero di troiaPuglia’s northern wine district is in the province of Foggia. The chain of hills that rise from the Tavoliere plain to gradually blend with the Daunia mountains, with their clay soil, are a good starting point for exploring the area’s wines.
The town of San Severo is the largest wine producing centre in the area, all the wines, reds and whites, under its umbrella have DOC certification and are generally based on white Bombino grapes and Tuscan Trebbiano. This powerhouse has gradually been flanked over the years by the district of Lucera, the historical heart of the local Troia grape growing area, which yields the original red DOC, Cacc’e mmitte. The area also produces the DOC wines Orta Nova and the red  , as well as the two IGT wines, Daunia and Puglia.

Some of these wines also use another two typical strains of local red grapes that become ever more prevalent the further south you go in Puglia: primitivo and negroamaro.

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