Nard˛ Doc is principally obtained from the Negramaro vine distinguished by a very dark grape, typical of the Puglia region, which gives the wine a particularly bitter vein. It is produced in two different types, Red and RosÚ. In the production of Nard˛ Doc other vines, such as Malvasia, whose black Brindisi and Lecce varieties, which arrived in Puglia from the city of Monembasia and are both of Greek origin, may be used.
RosÚ Nard˛ Doc should be savoured with complex dishes, in particular boiled sea fish with sauces, stuffed cuttlefish, pasta and chickpeas, baked gilthead bream. The optimal temperature for serving is 12-14░C; it should be enjoyed in soft rosÚ wineglasses within two years of bottling. Red Nard˛ Doc goes with red meats, in particular lamb, pork, mixed boiled meats and cold meats and salami, served in long wineglasses at about 18░C.
Each label must carry a mention of the Controlled Denomination of Origin besides all the other indications foreseen by law, such as: The determined Region from which the product originates; Denomination of the product composed of the combination of the variety of the vine from which the wine originates and the geographic area in which that variety is cultivated; Nominal volume of the wine; Name or company name of the bottler and its registered address; Number and code of the bottler, which may also appear on the closing system (cork or cap); Name of the Country; Indication of the batch; Ecological indications.