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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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 ...

  • Primitivo

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

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Really nice Southern Italian (Puglia) white made from the fairly rare verdeca grape (which is mainly used in making vermouth). There's a bit of floral and grapefruit notes on the nose. On the tongue there's a balance of lemon pith, minerality/wet stone, a touch of white pepper, mouth watering acidity and a medium finish. I'm thinking of putting ... Read More

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  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

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    A hint of molasses and cherry on the nose with a clump of earth as well. Easy drinking style and quite fruity, with pleasant red berry and cherry notes and a finish with a touch of clay. 86 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


  • Ca' di Ponti Sangiovese 2012

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    Wonderful table wine. Affordable too. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Apollonio Copertino 2007

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    Paul's favorite Read More

    Wine review by PREP


  • Casa Contini Salento Rosso Verso 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by misspriss1


  • Polvanera Fiano Minutolo Puglia IGT 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Torre Quarto Red Blend Puglia IGT Quarto Ducale 2007

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    The wine is a lighter color, somewhere between a pinot noir and a syrah. The nose is very interesting, with a tart combination of cherry, fresh cut grass and spice box over hints of leather and prune, The taste is quite nice, with some rich black fruit up front, blackberry, cherry and plum that transitions nicely to some notes of cardamom and ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Colonie Greche Salento Rosso San Donaci 1999

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    Drinking it in April 2015 this wine should be way too old but surprisingly it was as fresh as if it was 3-4 years old. A very good wine with lots of blackberry, caremel and toffey. A strong full bodied wine which was excellent with beef. Read More

    Wine review by LiamZurich


  • Tenute Rubino Primitivo 2011

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    Love the 2013 best; 2014 is good but not as good as 2013. Read More

    Wine review by kathypap


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