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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Varietals Produced in Puglia View all

  • Primitivo

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

  • Negroamaro

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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

  • Azienda Agricola Taurino

    For over 4000 years grapes have been prospering on the Salentine Peninsula, thanks to the devo...

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

    The project Racemi consists in the valorization of Vigneto Puglia: in the research, vinification ...

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Tormaresca

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

  • Vinicola Decordi

    Casa Vinicola Decordi was founded in 1921 by the Decordi brothers. With more than 80 years of ex...

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Natalino del Prete Salice Salentino "Torre Nova" 2010

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    Decidedly funky on the nose and very natural smelling. This shows of an array of medicinal, barnyard and earthy aromas that are super complex but not what many wine drinkers are looking for, all savory and spicy as opposed to being fruity. Light and fresh on entry, this offers subtle fruit, rather bright and juicy for Salice Salentino, with cran... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Luccarelli Negroamaro Puglia Igp 2012

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    The Vancouver BC wine reviewer (and former CBC disc jockey) Jürgen Gothe recently reviewed this IGP wine which presents Kirsch and treacle-like notes to the nose. The slight sense of over-ripe cherries continues on entry, but tempered by a slight acridness plus medicinal qualities. Unexpected balance and medium finish for this price. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Maiana 2008

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    A somewhat different Italian red blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. It starts out a little thin and metallic with a hint of licorice. There's a good bit of earthiness on the mid-palate along with dried black plums and raisin. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Masseria Cavallo Negroamaro Puglia IGT Negroamaro Still 2009

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    I'm sorry to say I'm not a wine drinker and I don't drink wine very often, but my husband does. I will have a glass of wine when we can open a bottle of Masseria Cavalo Negroamaro 2009. I love this wine. It is so smooth. I don't know how to describe wine in a colorful and provocative manner, but it is really good!! Read More

    Wine review by dcabana


  • Antinori Tormaresca Neprica 2012

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    Fruit forward and very smooth. Light acidity with smooth tannins. Would not of guessed this to be an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Bartenura Malvasia 2013

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    Light, delicious, and perfectly refreshing anytime of the year. Read More

    Wine review by fmdps


  • Primitivo di Manduria Feudi di San Gregorio 2010

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    Limpid,Ruby color with violet reflect.Quite intense, complex,fine flavour. Fruity of blackberry fruits(cherry and prune) and spicy(Cocoa and a scent of vanilla).On the palate....Medium-dry,Warm,soft;Quite fresh, elegant tannicity,Quite tasty. Full body,quite balanced and Intense.persistent(7 to' 10 seconds)) with fine Quality .Evolutionary sta... Read More

    Wine review by holly75


  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010

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    Black pepper and other spices. Well balanced. No hint of tannin. Maybe more time breathing would have reduced the pepper. Surprisingly strong for an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Tormaresca Primitivo Torcicoda Salento IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cantele Primitivo 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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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