By the name of the vine Uva di Troia (Trojan grapen) we assume that its origin is in Asia Minor, where in fact was located the city of Troy. However, Troy (a small village in the province of Foggia) was most likely founded by Greek colonists from Asia Minor. Other hypotheses recall its Albanian origin from the city of Cruja.
The Uva di Troia is a vine grown abundantly along the coast of the Puglia region, in the Barletta area and in the province of Bari. There are at least two different biotypes: one with a larger cluster and the other with a smaller cluster. The latter is known locally as “Carmosina” and it is one that has the most promising wine characteristics.
The berry is black, medium, spheroid with skin covered with bloom, thick and substantial, almost leathery, violet. The bunch is large, pyramidal, simple or winged, medium compact with a medium, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf.
The vine Uva di Troia adapts easily to all forms of training and pruning, and has no special requirements of land. This grape has good vigor, medium ripening time and medium productivity.
The grape Uva di Troia gives a ruby red wine with violet hues, winy and pleasant to the nose, with notes of flowers and licorice. In the mouth the taste is dry, tannic, fresh for acidity and with good body and structure, also alcoholic.