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Region: Apulia (Puglia)

Barletta DOC

The Barletta DOC is located west of the busy port of Barletta in the northeastern part of the heel of the Italian boot, on Apulia’s east Adriatic coast, around Andria and Trani, in the province of Bari, and throughout the territory of San Fernandino di Puglia and Trinitapoli, in the province of Foggia.

Since pre-Roman times, Barletta has been a significant trading post for Phoenician traders. Besides wine, the landscape is covered with olive groves unlike any other Italian wine zones. The terrain is hot, flat and dry due to the famous sun of southern Italy, “Il Mezzogiorno”, referring to the relentless heat.

Rosso Barletta DOC is famous due to a 16th century duel, when thirteen Italian knights fought thirteen French knights. It is said that the rally was provoked by Monsignor de la Motta, who, after a good trip in one of Barletta`s osterias (small bars), was no longer able to tolerate abuse and violations against Italy and its knights. In remembrance of this historical event, Cantina della Disfida (battle cellar) was reconstructed in the medieval centre of Barletta.

The wines from Barletta DOC have much in common with the ones from the neighboring zone, Rosso Canosa DOC.

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