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...

  • 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

  • Vigne & Vini

    Vigne & Vini is located in Leporano (PUGLIA) within the Salento Area and prides itself on a three...

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • 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 ...

  • Castello Monaci

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Càntele Salice Salentino Riserva 2002

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    I so enjoyed this wine - make sure it's the Riserva. Salice Salentino is the DOC and the wine is made from Negroamaro. A dark garnet color, nice berry fruit and long finish. We were lucky to see the 2002 on an Italian restaurant menu. We choose the pasta dish with a slightly creamy tomato sauce with ground lamb. Delicioso! Read More

    Wine review by thewineattic


  • Antinori Neprica Puglia IGT 2007

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    Good everyday table wine. More complex and earthy than I expected. There are some berry tones but I taste the earth and spice are more prominent on my palate. Maybe wouldn't age well but that means you don't have to wait! Read More

    Wine review by jcs04dir


  • Antinori Neprica Puglia IGT 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by jcs04dir


  • Apollonio Copertino Divoto Riserva 2000

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    Dark red almost purple color. Savory herbs, mushrooms and chalk dust on the nose. Dark red fruit, rose and sweet mid-palate leading to sour raspberry finish. Medium finish. Altogether a very enjoyable wine but not what I expected. Needed about an hour to come around. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Enoteca Orso Primitivo Puglia IGT 2007

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    Stunning. The smooth cherry and chocolate bursts out yet the finish is smooth and long. This goes absolutely perfectly with a spag bol. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Salice Salentino DOC 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by rustybarrier


  • Apollonio Copertino Divoto Riserva 2000

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    Yes this fabulous wine does need a half hour in the glass to open up, but you will be well rewarded if you can defer your gratification. Read More

    Wine review by feinelli


  • Trentatre Rosso Cabernet Merlot Montepulciano 2007

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    A bit more acid would put this over the top. Terrific fruit & dusty red earth w/enough complexity to make it very interesting. Read More

    Wine review by snoman


  • Apollonio Winery Copertino 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by slipton


  • Apollonio Winery Primitivo Salento IGT Terragnolo 2003

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    Wine review by slipton


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