2014 Rivera Puer Apuliae Rosso Riserva DOCG

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100 % of 100
23.95 19.79
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Castel del Monte
Winery Rivera
Year 2014
Grape Nero di Troia
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2031
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The only wine from Puglia with the DOCG status. The owner of Rivera - the Corato family belongs to a small group of famous winemakers and is the sole representative of the Apulia region in the "Istituto Grandi Marchi" (www.istitutograndimarchi.com). This institution houses the 19 most prestigious Italian wine producers such as Antinori, Gaja, Biondi Santi, Masi, Sassicaia, Pio Cesare, Tasca d'Almerita, Lungarotti, Lageder, Jermann to name a few.

Puer Apuliae means "Son of Apulia" or son of Puglia and that's the name of Frederick II of Swabia, the 13th century emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, who loved this region so much and always spent his summer holidays there and has the majestic Castel del Monte there. built. This indelible memorial to all mankind is also the theme of the Puer Apuliae. This Rivera's flagship wine is 100% a wine made from the indigenous grape of Puglia the "Nero di Troia". The Nero di Troia is a wine with a lot of potential. The grape has a late ripening and thick skin rich in tannins and anthocyanins. The grape produces wines with an elegant bouquet and a hint of violet with a striking structure that allows a long aging potential.

The grapes for Puer Apuliae come from Rivera's oldest vineyards. It is a modern wine with character and elegance. The maceration takes place in stainless steel for 20 days at 20°C and then the wine is allowed to mature for 14 months in new French oak and then undergoes a minimum of 12 months bottle aging before we can enjoy it. In the glass, the Puer Apuliae has a deep, impenetrable purple-red color. In the nose we smell intense, fresh aromas of dark berries, star anise and violets. On the palate, this full bodied wine is concentrated with fine flavors on the palate, with tangy blackcurrant fruit. The wine has good tannins but also good acidity. This together makes for an elegant wine with beautiful layers and a nice aftertaste.

Decanter: 93/100

Wine Enthusiast: 93/100

James Suckling: 92/100

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Castel del Monte
Winery Rivera
Grape Nero di Troia
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2014
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2031
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard
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