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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Vigne & Vini

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

  • 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...

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • 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

  • Pietraluna Negroamaro Salento 2011

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    Dark, earthy and focused on the nose with a hint of pencil lead laying over a base of sundried tomato, licorice and brunt herbal aromas. rather full in the mouth and a touch extracted with tannins that are a bit dry and forceful early on the palate followed by bright acids that help add some definition on the palate. The fruit feels a bit raw, m... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cantele Primitivo 2011

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    With a touch of tree bark lending this a savory edge, this opens on the nose showing off candied black fruit wrapped in spicy new oak. Smooth and almost supple in the mouth, this has lovely herbal shadings lending detail to the core of black cherry fruit on the palate and some well integrated and yet attractive wood spice notes add further nuan... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Valle Dell'Asso Negramaro 2010

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    Leathery, a bit sulphury, gently spicy and a bit toasty on the nose with slightly chalky and vegetal framing notes adding aromatic complexity. Bright, juicy and filled with sour cherry, rasp and tart plum flavors , this is rather light on its feet with a really light tough on the palate. Al red fruit and fresh with a brisk finish that shows a to... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Perrini Salento Negroamaro 2011

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    Very perfumed on the nose with a natural ferment array of earthy, herbal, and spicy fresh leathery and heathery aromas laced with fairly grape if fresh and pure fruit. Showing great freshness and clarity on the palate, this is clear and transparent with lovely wild cherry and blackberry flavors that cover subtle spice and vaguely herbal nuance w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Felline Salento Rosso Alberello 2011

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    Complex and nuanced on the nose with a hint of musky florality followed by some toasty soil notes, black tea, tobacco, and slightly medicinal vegetal aromas. Rather powerful but super well balanced in the mouth with great supporting acids and ripe, slightly chewy tannins covered with fresh black cherry and plum fruit that retains some of the bla... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Taurino Salice Salentino 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by ramblero


  • Primo Amore Moscato 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dremak


  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011

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    Interesting wine. Dark fruit on the nose and when drank the dark fruit continues. Very Zin like, but the finish is quite acidic. Truely Zin in the European style. ABU 13.5% Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Belimondi Puglia Italy Aglianico 2013

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    what a wonderful historical grape, very charming and tasty, Old varieties rock as they are original and not GMO ! Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Tormaresca Chardonnay 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


  • 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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