Puglia Wine

 

Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” of the boot. Flanked by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, it’s a spectacularly fertile peninsula, known for growing olives, figs, almonds, wheat and of course, wine grapes. Its Meditterranean climate is hot, with long sunny days cooled off by ocean breezes. The region has been inhabited for many centuries, with wines factoring in throughout. The Greeks, Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Turks and Venetians all occupied the province at various stages from several centuries B.C. up until 1861, when it was officially recognized as part of Italy. 
 
Next to wine, olive oil is its biggest industry, accounting for half of Italy’s production. Red wine has come from Puglia in profuse quantities, and garnered the region a reputation for being a terrific source of “plonk” for a long time. Producers enjoyed success for this mass production, and happily churned out oceans Read more »

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  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

Subregions of Puglia

  • Puglia Igt

      The region of Puglia, located in southeast Italy, is divided into the growing regions of F...

  • Brindisi

    Brindisi is a town and coastal wine region in the Puglia province of Southern Italy. The growin...

  • Castel Del Monte

Popular Wineries in Puglia View all

  • Cantine Due Palme

    Cantine Due Palme is a social co-operative situated in CELLINO SAN MARCO (BR), between the pro...

  • Leone de Castris

    https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in v...

  • Conti Zecca

    Conti Zecca winery in Puglia, Italy, has a five century history made up of passion, tradition and...

  • Castello Monaci

    The choice of grape varieties is a combination of local viticultural tradition–indigenous Negroam...

  • Tormaresca

    Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started...

  • Agricole Vallone

    The three estates cover a total of 600 hectares, with 170 planted to vineyard, 120 to olives, and...

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Grifone Primitivo 2016

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    Ok, they did a homework and new 2016 bottle is not that bad for 4$. Give it a try. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Il Bello Puglia Italy Sangiovese 2015

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    While I find it interesting to taste a variety outside of the oak, this leads me to want the variety in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Scoperta Puglia Italy Falanghina 2016

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    A wonderful old world variety that should gain notoriety against some of the "newer" recent ones. this wine was just a very pleasant drinkable wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Bellimondi Puglia Italy Syrah 2016

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    A Syrah is always pleasant to the palate but I suspect that spending time in the oak refines the flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2013

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    If you read the winemaker's notes you'll find it is one of those rare descriptions that actually fit. I might add that there is a sweetish black cherry tannin finish that is really nice at the end. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Itynera Prima Classe Primitivo 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by jkozlow6tuq


  • Mythmaker Rosso Salento IGT Primitivo 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room quarterly selection. Dark opaque Bing Cherry color in the Glass. Spice and ripe Cherry; then Mint, Plum, & Vanilla; More spices & alcohol. Smooth full, mouthfeel with a long finish of Vanilla, Caramel, ripe Cherry, and Milk Chocolate. Given its youth, surprisingly smooth and easy to drink.A good daily drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Mythmaker Sangiovese IGT Puglia 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room quarterly selection. Deep opaque red-purple in the Glass.Opens with plum jam and sourdough yeast; then alcohol fruitcake and black cherry; finishes with more of the same and some peach blossom. Medium tannins, body, and mouthful. Surprisingly easy drinking and smooth for the vintage, develops more and more wood, earth, and ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Antica Masseria di Sigillo Primitivo di Manduria 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doowaa73


  • JD, Mark, great time last night, hope this is just the first of many!Rob, ... ... ... us all a free taste of a Puglia Negroamaro that they are going to feature later this month at a wine tasting dinner.  I believe they were well compensated for their efforts and have a few new highly impressed customers.I'm definitely looking forward to the ne... Read More

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  • i love the San Giuseppe Puglia Moscato. its fabulous.

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  • Puglia is a beautiful region, I've been there 3 times, totaling about 7 weeks of time spent there over the past 8 years. I have never toured a winery there, and am looking for some suggestions for my upcoming trip. I will be there the first 2 weeks of October....

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