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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sangiovese

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

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

  • Castello Monaci

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Leone de Castris

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

  • Vigne & Vini

    Vigne & Vini is located in Leporano (PUGLIA) within the Salento Area and prides itself on a three...

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • Conti Zecca

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Cantele Primitivo 2012

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    Wine review by knolld


  • Li Veli Passamante 2014

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    Wine review by jdcox0222


  • Masseria Altemura Salento Primitivo Sasseo 2012

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    good wine at a excellent price point. Garnet color, nice cherry and plum notes and smooth tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ejaustin26


  • I've got a sri lankan wine dinner in a few weeks and was going to use the ... thought of Primitivo from Puglia for the sweet fruit or even something from Hungary or Bulgaria such as spatbegunder or Blaubegund Read More

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  • Not to mention words to live by...I also find Italian whites a little bitter, ... a bit brand for Fiano from Puglia and a go-to on my list.I tried that Sonoma-Loeb on your recommendation and it was "not among the best wines I've ever had" but I absolutely finished the bottle.  Good call.  The GO near me has stepped up a little bit again, so I ... Read More

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  • Bacca Nera Salento Negroamaro-Primitivo Red 2014

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    A Tasting Room selection. A dark ruby brown in the Glass. Opens with Cinnamon Peach Grape; then on to Black Cherry; finally a bit of Black Olive and ripe Fig. Medium well balanced finish with a long finish of earth and soil, honey and white pepper and fennel. Very impressive especially given the age and the pricing. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Angelo Maci Primitivo Puglia IGT Pillastro 2006

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    I have found that when I put this wine out for a party it goes. Never the one left behind so try it for it is a real good wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by MarshallinCT


  • If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some ... ... (Liveli's Fiano from Puglia, various Falanghinas), Chiantis or similar, A Mano Primitivo, and quite a few others under $20 that are tasty. Spanish:  CVNA makes a Crianza that's under $15 that's really good for the cash, and there's a ton of other Crianza Riojas.... Read More

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  • Puglia is southern Italy, every bit as much so as Campania, and even more rustic since no emperors wanted villas there, nor republics to be founded there, nor overseas kingdoms to conquer there, compared to the Tyrrehnian side of the peninsula. Lots of pirates in the old days, and many areas are bleak, poor and blasted. Very interesting cuisine,... Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... was IGT is that it was from Puglia.  If you look at a map of Italy, Puglia is nowhere near Tuscany.  Puglia is south of Rome, Tuscany (and therefore Chianti) is north.  So, yeah, it would be like calling a Sierra Foothills wine a Napa wine, for starters.  Why IGT and n... Read More

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

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  • We wait for you to discover the region and taste the best ever WINE and FOOD! www.yltourcongressi.com

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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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