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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Leone de Castris

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

  • 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...

  • Tormaresca

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Feudo di San Nicola Negroamaro Puglia IGT 2004

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    Having left this bottle open for three days, after pulling the cork, paid off. The nose turns to green pepper, dusty cherry and a bit of plum. The palate now shows like a perfectly resolved and aged wine. The tannic structure has faded and left behind a velvety smooth and wonderfully balanced wine with red fruit, almond, pepper and a cedar finis... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Azienda Agricola Petrelli Giovanni Salento IGT 2007

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    Did you ever expect to hate a wine and then find it to be surprisingly good? That's what I experienced with this bottle tonight. A deep, dark, purplish, red in the glass with aromas of blueberry jam, violet candies, nutmeg, cinnamon and a bit of vanilla on the nose. Taking a sip, I was expecting an over-extracted monster, but what I found was ba... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Le Carrare Castel del Monte Grifo Riserva NV

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    Nice and light, decanted over an hour. Dark ruby color. Wonderful bouquet of floral and stonefruit. Notes of cherry and brambly fruit on the palette. Tons of acid, nice finish of more cherry. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime


  • Matane Primitivo 2007

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    Ruby in color. Nose: Black currant (cassis). Flavors of Black currant (cassis), Raspberry. Medium bodied. Round texture. This wine is very sweet. It tastes like grape jelly/candy. It's fun and very fruity. Read More

    Wine review by nappytrails


  • Epicuro Salice Salentino Riserva 2004

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    This is a big wine, not only soft, spicy, and fruity but also a bit harsh, probably from the acids. Nose, taste, and acid improved vacu-corked in the fridge over seven (7) days (you read that right). Nice nose with mild floral, strong spice, backed by almost a salt air and acid aroma with indistinct mild fruit. In the mouth the fruit is chew... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • Antica Vigna Masseria Biscardo Puglia 2007

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    Bold, yet smooth. Very drinkable now. Will probably age well, too. A steal at $12.00. Read More

    Wine review by Exroi


  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011

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    Wine review by jbstyle


  • A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2007

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    Tasting notes said salami and . . . so it truly is. Plum fruit blends well with that salami meaty pepperiness moving to a liquorice finish. All of which suggests richness but it is acid and tannin-balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • A. Mano Fiano Greco Puglia IGT 2007

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    'Sprite' lemon on the nose and initially on palate. Starts with light apricot blossom then develops to amaretti and a slightly bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Consorzio Produttori Vini Manduria Primitivo Primitivo di Manduria Memoria 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by RAFAEL123


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