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 ...

  • 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

  • Conti Zecca

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

  • 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...

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • 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

  • Cantine Maschio Moscato Cadoro

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    Honeyed apple and peach, apricot, and sweet syrupy orange blossom on the nose. Effervescent and juicy on the palate, this one is for those with a sweet tooth. Clementine juice and pith full on the palate with a white blossom edge and a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by docdom


  • Masseria del Gelso Primitivo di Manduria 2011

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    This bottle was one half of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106076. Primitivo di Manduria is an Italian DOC created in 1974 for red wines made of the primitivo grape from the area around the town of Manduria in Apulia [part of the heel of Italy ] The primitivo grape is dark skinned and early ripening and is tho... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Serre Susumaniello Salento IGT Cantine Due Palme 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Agricole Vallone Salice Salentino Riserva Vereto 2008

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    Happy new year everyone! Have been MIA for awhile but back in drinking great wines everyday! Starting off with this new varietal I haven't had, Negroamaro! http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-varietal-for-new-year.html Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Kathy,I'll give you my Reader's Digest version.  After being ... ... ... (for example a cheap Puglia Negroamaro on the weekend that was really decent). I'm currently a Washington State wine fan over most other Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Pillastro Selezione d'Oro Puglia 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Epicuro Bianco Chardonnay Fiano Puglia IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by tcrobin


  • Leone Igp Puglia Sangiovese 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room selection. Red Garnet in the Glass. Opens with Mint Earth, Slate, and underripe Cherry; then more Youth and Cherry and a bit of Mint and Spearmint. Medium High Tannins, Medium Light Body and loads of Fruit. Softens up a little as it sits in the glass. A bit too young and too fruit forward for my tastes, but if that is the p... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cupertinum Copertino Rosso Riserva 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


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