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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  • 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

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  • Leone de Castris

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

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Castello Monaci

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

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  • Got my introductory 6 count case with my voucher.  All six wines are a ... Lodi ShirazDominic Hentall Puglia Sangiovese NegroamaroThe Butterfly Effect Reserve SE Australia Shirazdo I enjoy any of them now, wait til summer, wait for a couple of years.  Thoughts, suggestion?  &nbs Read More

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  • Primo Amore Moscato 2010


    I'm a very inexperienced drinker so I always stay away from things I'm not sure how they'll taste. I tried this at Olive Garden with the recommendation from our waiter and now I've been on the hunt to BUY it locally. It's is PERFECT. Loved it, heaven in my mouth! Could turn me into a wino. ;) Read More

    Wine review by tesdawn

  • Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 2009


    Ruby hue with aromas of dried plums, wet tree bark and earth; dried stone fruits with integrated structure across a palate with tea and chocolate for a moderately long finish. Great Negroamaro value. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Thanks, indeed I already explored some great European vineyards and wineries. ... Languedoc-Roussillon & Puglia. Off course new world wines cross my mind, like the States and Australia.So there still remains a lot to taste : Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello winelovers

  • Candido Salice Salentino Rosso 1990


    I bought this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/48208 for £6.Salice Salentino is an Italian DOC originally created in 1976 for red wines [though whites and roses are now included] from around the town of Salice on the Salento peninsular [the heel of Italy].Candido is a large [385 acres] family concern now owned by by the b... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Primo Amore Moscato 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Dexterzoesmom

  • Famiglia Pasqua Passimento Rosso 2010


    With regrets, I only purchase one bottle of this wine at Costco's in Arlington, VA at a road side show. Now I must order outside of my local stores. All I can say!!!!! This wine is so good!!!!!!!! Read More

    Wine review by annejudy

  • Conte Ottavio Piccolomini d'Aragona Salento Primitivo 2011


    This beautiful deep red wine opened up almost immediately after decanting into a wonderful full-bodied and complex wine. Very aromatic with clear notes of dark fruits and pepper. Full-bodied and a hint of sweetness. The attack is dominated by dark fruits followed by a jammy and peppery mid-palate. The tannins are strong but very soft and leaves ... Read More

    Wine review by MetteinCoMo

  • Tormaresca Red Blend Puglia IGT Neprica 2011


    very interesting blend, I think the best pairing will be grill meat or even grill fish! I don't really know why but I wanna have a grilled sea bass with this wine...Good european-style balance in everything, try it! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Epicuro Salice Salentino Riserva 2009


    A joy for the money. Two obscure grapes from the boot. Give demeaning comments the boot. This unpretentious quaffer offers balance, acid and adequate heft. We are glugging it by the case. Read More

    Wine review by chapspot

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