When one refers to this area of Apulia it is a must to use the plural form.
The Murge represent a heterogeneous territory which manifest multiple types of landscape and flavours, all coming from a generous land. At the feet of the Castel del Monte, a rocky soil enriched by a spontaneous vegetation and strips of cultivated fields apparently create great contrast with the woods, predominantly made up of oak trees, and the pine-woods of the Alta Murgia territory.
This is the realm of the Nero di Troia, which is the variety of wine which creates a bond with three Doc (mark guaranteeing the quality of a wine) of the northern part of the province of Bari (Nord-barese), giving life to well-structured wines which are apt to a long maturation period. In this area, other types of wines, such as Aglianico, Bombino Bianco, Bombino Nero, Montepulciano and Pampanuto are also present.
On the other hand, in the Murgia Adriatica landscape, in the territory of which the valuable Moscato di Trani, also known as Moscato Reale is cultivated. The verdant scenery of the Bassa Murgia is where the producers of Gioia del Colle compete among each other, in order to grant the town Manduria the “supremacy” for the Primitivo wine. Excellent white wines come from these places in which Bianco d’Alessano, Greco di Tufo and Verdeca wines excel.