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

Popular Wineries in Puglia View all

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • Conti Zecca

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Tormaresca

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Hi Emark,Glad you got your La Crema... mine is still driving around on a fedex ... Emark- your Primitivo from Puglia had more "italian" characteristics because it was grown/made in Italy..  a terroir thing:-)  It's still what we call a Zin, although various laws in various countries allow certain %'s for the grape on the label.&nbs Read More

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  • I quite enjoy the Snooth Virtual Tastings.  It's been a while since I ... Primitivo in my life--from Puglia.  My recollection is that you could compare it with Zinfandel, but, in all honesty, it had more "Italian" characteristics than "Zinfandel" characteristicsIt was a medium-bodied wine--which would not surprise me for a mid-priced Italian w... Read More

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  • Masseria la Rosa del Salice Primitivo 2007

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    Initial impression is prunes, raisins, slight smoke and medium to light tannins. Much of the fresh fruit is gone and there's a brown tint on the rim but there's still a bit of acidity left. Second night - this wine was definitely cooked. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ognissole Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo Primitivo di Manduria 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2011

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    Velvety and rich with bold fruit flavors. Ripe berry overtones. Soft tannins. Vanilla & brown sugar notes. Cinnamon. Beautiful velvety mouth feel. Wonderfully balanced. Read More

    Wine review by nrphoto


  • Grifone Primitivo 2012

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    Over oaked for a zin-like wine. No fruit forward personality. Taste some red raspberries, but it was a disappointment for the verital. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Got my introductory 6 count case with my voucher.  All six wines are a ... Lodi Shiraz Dominic Hentall Puglia Sangiovese Negroamaro The Butterfly Effect Reserve SE Australia Shiraz.  I say NO Way to the Angel part!  You do not get  to keep my CC number and automagically charge me every month, I can save my own wine money thank you very much.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Being an Angel


  • Primitivo di Manduria Piccini 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • From the Wiki:GrilloGrape (Vitis) Color of berry ... the island of Sicily from Puglia. It was already widely planted in the Province of Trapani by 1897; today it may be grown throughout Sicily and also in the Aeolian Islands. It is also found growing around the commune of Riomaggiore in the province of La Spezia in Liguria where the grape is kn... Read More

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  • Cantele Salice Salentino 11a-4 2009

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    Opaque violet, intriguing aromas of dark stone fruits, lasagna and tea; rich fruit profile with integrated structure over an elegant and long finish. A terrific value. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


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