Zensa Nero di Troia IGP, Puglia Organic
This wine has aromas of dark fresh plum, cinnamon, exotic spices, black pepper and tobacco. The firm yet gentle tannins add complexity and a long finish.
Pairs stunningly with beef and lamb dishes, as well as pasta dishes with rich meat sauces such as our Ragù Di Carne – Classic Tuscan Meat Sauce, 210g or any of our rich tomato based sauces from the Region of Puglia.
Zensa, pronounced ‘senza’, by Italian definition means ‘without’.
It’s a reference to their winemaking philosophy and practices, which are entirely organic and focus on as little human interference as possible. The team at Zensa focus on using organic grapes from Trapani and Puglia, crafting wines from indigenous varieties such as Primitivo, Nero D’Avola, and Fiano.
Net Volume: 75cl
Grape: Nero d’Avola
This is all dominated by the region’s most treasured source of income, olives. Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil, making it one of the largest in the world. This oil is used on pastas that are native to the region such as orechiette (little ears) which get their name from their distinctive shape. Orechiette is used in dishes such as orecchiette alle cime di rapa, a simple pasta that combines olive oil, pecorino and cime di rapa (a relative of the humble broccoli).
The most widely grown wine grape in the region is Negroamaro – literally ‘black bitter’. It is hardly grown outside the region and is used to produce some of Puglian’s best wines like Salice Salentino. Primitivo is also a very popular variety, producing rich, high alcohol red wines.