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 ...

  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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...

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Vigne & Vini

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

  • Castello Monaci

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Maiana 2008

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    A somewhat different Italian red blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. It starts out a little thin and metallic with a hint of licorice. There's a good bit of earthiness on the mid-palate along with dried black plums and raisin. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Masseria Cavallo Negroamaro Puglia IGT Negroamaro Still 2009

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    I'm sorry to say I'm not a wine drinker and I don't drink wine very often, but my husband does. I will have a glass of wine when we can open a bottle of Masseria Cavalo Negroamaro 2009. I love this wine. It is so smooth. I don't know how to describe wine in a colorful and provocative manner, but it is really good!! Read More

    Wine review by dcabana


  • Antinori Tormaresca Neprica 2012

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    Fruit forward and very smooth. Light acidity with smooth tannins. Would not of guessed this to be an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Bartenura Malvasia 2013

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    Light, delicious, and perfectly refreshing anytime of the year. Read More

    Wine review by fmdps


  • Primitivo di Manduria Feudi di San Gregorio 2010

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    Limpid,Ruby color with violet reflect.Quite intense, complex,fine flavour. Fruity of blackberry fruits(cherry and prune) and spicy(Cocoa and a scent of vanilla).On the palate....Medium-dry,Warm,soft;Quite fresh, elegant tannicity,Quite tasty. Full body,quite balanced and Intense.persistent(7 to' 10 seconds)) with fine Quality .Evolutionary sta... Read More

    Wine review by holly75


  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2010

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    Black pepper and other spices. Well balanced. No hint of tannin. Maybe more time breathing would have reduced the pepper. Surprisingly strong for an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Tormaresca Primitivo Torcicoda Salento IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cantele Primitivo 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2011

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    Good and fruity. Leave a bit of an after taste. A little bit bubbly. Read More

    Wine review by RenieT3


  • Mark, I only drink Primitivos from the Puglia region of Italy.   Wollersheim does not bottle a prim.Their best wines are the estate grown stuff.  In red or white, we both prefer the estate grown bottles.  However, the wines they make from juice that is brought in, is still pretty good. Read More

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