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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Popular wines made in Puglia under $20

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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...

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • Castello Monaci

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

  • Leone de Castris

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Bacca Nera Salento Negroamaro-Primitivo Red 2014

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    A Tasting Room selection. A dark ruby brown in the Glass. Opens with Cinnamon Peach Grape; then on to Black Cherry; finally a bit of Black Olive and ripe Fig. Medium well balanced finish with a long finish of earth and soil, honey and white pepper and fennel. Very impressive especially given the age and the pricing. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Angelo Maci Primitivo Puglia IGT Pillastro 2006

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    I have found that when I put this wine out for a party it goes. Never the one left behind so try it for it is a real good wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by MarshallinCT


  • If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some ... ... (Liveli's Fiano from Puglia, various Falanghinas), Chiantis or similar, A Mano Primitivo, and quite a few others under $20 that are tasty. Spanish:  CVNA makes a Crianza that's under $15 that's really good for the cash, and there's a ton of other Crianza Riojas.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best wines for under $20


  • Puglia is southern Italy, every bit as much so as Campania, and even more rustic since no emperors wanted villas there, nor republics to be founded there, nor overseas kingdoms to conquer there, compared to the Tyrrehnian side of the peninsula. Lots of pirates in the old days, and many areas are bleak, poor and blasted. Very interesting cuisine,... Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... was IGT is that it was from Puglia.  If you look at a map of Italy, Puglia is nowhere near Tuscany.  Puglia is south of Rome, Tuscany (and therefore Chianti) is north.  So, yeah, it would be like calling a Sierra Foothills wine a Napa wine, for starters.  Why IGT and n... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Neprica. Tormaresca 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Buehler is a pretty good deal.  Recently had a bunch of it for around $15 ... Alsace, a Liveli Fiano from Puglia--a frequent rebuy for me--were the whites.  I needed a Syrah (really, I did!) for some lamb this week, so I bought a 2011 Tallulah Bald Mountain at the insane price of $18--over half off list.  I needed some Barbera, so that was a r... Read More

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  • Li Veli Primonero 2013

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    Soft-as-a-pillow florals, in a humble-price range. Good for sipping fireside on its own, or with a pasta dish. Chianti-like, with body, but lighter. Read More

    Wine review by singerpoet


  • Though I managed by being offshore most of the '80s to miss every single ... ... (the Maitre d' from Puglia wanted to call it a bistecca Fiorentina but the meat was too pudding-like in its softness for that)  accompanied by some Perrier-Jouet champers then '06 Calera Mt. Harlan chard and '10 Cyril Henschke mountain-vine cab from the ranges ea... Read More

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  • Luna Argenta Appassimento Negroamaro Primitivo 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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