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The name “Doc Castel del Monte” grows out of the area of origin common to the famous monument.

On the Murgia high ground, near Andria, stands the castle that Federico II built on a personal project on a mountain in the National Park of Alta Murgia. This octagonal castle is composed of eight octagonal towers that close an interior courtyard.

Among the different interpretations attributed to the unusual drawing of the castle, the most recurring one is building the emblem of the power and knowledge on which was based the power of Frederick II. The vineyards that surround and characterize the “Castel del Monte” enjoy favorable climatic conditions that positively influence the cultivation of vines. From 300 meters above sea level, the Uva di Troia, black Bombino and Pampanuto plants cover the hills of the area make possible the production of the three types of Castel del Monte Doc wines : Red, White and Rosé.

This wine is very versatile, can be used to match various dishes and is characterized by a long list of types that owe their name to the type of grape used. The production of DOC Castel del Monte is permitted only in the provinces of Barletta-Andria-Trani and Bari.

DOC means “controlled designation of origin” and represents a guarantee, which indicates only quality wines. This recognition of the wine clarifies the origin, the territorial origin and the traditions of the location.

The DOC Castel del Monte is produced in three typologies: white, red and rosé. The red one comes mainly from grape Uva di Troia, also called Grape Navy, because it is grown with great success on the coast of some municipalities of the north of Bari. The name of this vine derives from “Troia”, a small town in the Foggia province, and is part of the main wines of Bari and Foggia “controlled designation of origin”.

The rosé of Castel del Monte is mainly obtained from vines called Bombino Nero. They ripen a medium size bunch with a very special pyramidal shape, looking like a child with outstretched arms : this is the reason why its name is first “Bambino”and then “Bombino”.

The noblest and oldest typical wine of Apulia is “Moscato” from Trani.

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