Masseria Furfante Nero di Troia 2018
Grapes: Nero di Troia
Aging: 12 months in epoxy-lined concrete with micro-oxidation
Masseria Furfante is a second label produced by Rivera, a family-owned winery in northern Puglia, near the city of Andria and the remarkable Schwabian castle called Castel del Monte. While the Rivera family has only been bottling since the 1950’s, they’ve been practicing viticulture in the region since the 18th century, their estate has existed since at least the 12th.
The red wines of northern Puglia are predominantly of Nero di Troia (sometimes called Uva di Troia), and are completely different from those of the south of Puglia, which is hotter and dominated by Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo.