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 ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • 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...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • If you want to do Nebbiolo at a price, Ghemme (Cantalupo is my go to) is safe ... certainly not like Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata.  I'm pretty sure the Northern secessionists would be willing to take Tuscany along with them, but according to the Padania movement, it's not part of Padania.For statistical purposes, Italy's census doesn... Read More

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  • Really nice Southern Italian (Puglia) white made from the fairly rare verdeca grape (which is mainly used in making vermouth). There's a bit of floral and grapefruit notes on the nose. On the tongue there's a balance of lemon pith, minerality/wet stone, a touch of white pepper, mouth watering acidity and a medium finish. I'm thinking of putting ... Read More

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  • Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

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    A hint of molasses and cherry on the nose with a clump of earth as well. Easy drinking style and quite fruity, with pleasant red berry and cherry notes and a finish with a touch of clay. 86 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Ca' di Ponti Sangiovese 2012

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    Wonderful table wine. Affordable too. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Apollonio Copertino 2007

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    Wine review by PREP


  • Casa Contini Salento Rosso Verso 2013

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    Wine review by misspriss1


  • Polvanera Fiano Minutolo Puglia IGT 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


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