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Nero di Troia

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Barlettana, Canosa, Cassano, Somarello, Sommarrello, Sumarello, Summariello, Tranese, Troiano, Troja, Trojana, Uva Antica Nara, Uva della Marina, Uva di Barletta, Uva di Canosa, Uva di Troia (second main name), Uva di Troya, Vitigno di Barletta, Vitigno di Canosa and Zagarese. It is probably named after the place Tróia in the province of Foggia in Apulia. The place was supposedly founded by Diomedes, the hero from Greek mythology, one of the warriors in the legendary Trojan Horse in the conquest of Troy. On his return from Troy, his ship was wrecked by a storm on the Apulian coast. This also explains the unverifiable hypothesis that an ancestor of the variety was brought by the Greeks from Troy in Asia Minor.

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