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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  • Primitivo

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

  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Leone de Castris

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

  • 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...

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Tormaresca

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Primo Amore Moscato 2010

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    Wine review by AndeyMc


  • Ziobaffa Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Insipid, acidic and NOTHING like a nice crisp Italian pinot grigio, a wine love. I bought it locally for $4 and it doesn't even rate as good cooking wine. A BIG disappointment. Read More

    Wine review by coastwinelover


  • Cantus Sangiovese 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Doppio Passo Salento Italy Primitivo 2014

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    while this variety may be used for blending, it tastes just fine standing alone on its own merits. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Just served a very late lunch (started eating at 3:30) on a Friday afternoon ... ... and the last time was in Puglia, so was experimenting a bit.The burrata was excellent even if it wasn't as good as in its home, but then how could it be as fresh on the other side of the world? All the vinegars were good, but interestingly the balsamico came i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... "Neprica" IGT Puglia (3)2013 Banfi "Centine" IGT Toscana (3)2013 Frattoria Del Cerra Marema IGT Toscana (3)2013 Cambiata Dornfelder (2) DessertNV Fonseca "Bin 27" Port (2) Dessert2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon201... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Some new additions:2013 Tomaresca "Neprica" Puglia2013 Halcon Tierra Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands2012 L'Ecole No.41 Merlot Columbia Valley2013 Limerick Lane RRV Zinfandel Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Gran Passione Salice Salentino Riserva 2012

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    Intriguing, smoky notes of forest floor and farmyard on the nose with dark plum and blackberry with some ripe red apple. Assertive and red fruited on the palate with tart raspberry and cherry notes and hints of clove and loamy earth. This is full and fresh with pert acidity, finishing with a warm medicinal note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cantele Primitivo 2012

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    Wine review by knolld


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