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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Epicuro Salice Salentino Riserva 2004


    Day twenty (20) of vacu-cork in the fridge and this is still interesting to drink. Acid and tannins have faded but the fruit is still awesome, black cherry and blackberry along with strong dose of tea made from flowers and sweetened. I assume the flowers come from the Black Malvasia. Never tasted such and I'll keep the bottle for a few more d... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Tiamo Sangiovese Puglia IGT 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by shineon

  • Torre Quarto Uva di Troia Puglia IGT Bottaccia 2007


    Solid and well balanced wine - GREAT QPR @ $11Opened for aprox. an hour before serving - beautiful tart red fruit on the nose - enough tannin to stand up to a hearty pasta sauce - mid-length finish. Wonderful value. Read More

    Wine review by DocRKS

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    Warm and rich on the palate. Nice balance of elegance and power indeed. White pepper infused jam of black fruit, cherries, plums and a hint of espresso.- Tasted at Total Wine & More 4/3/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Torre Quarto Uva di Troia Puglia IGT Bottaccia 2007


    Tremendous value for $11. Beautifully balanced - dark fruit with enough tannic backbone so you don't think you're drinking cherry kool-aid. Medium finish - very enjoyable and a great QPR.RP = 90...... Read More

    Wine review by DocRKS

  • La Pisara Primitivo


    had the 2007 at a wine tasting. Spicy and fruity! Yum! Ordered a bottle of it at dinner and it was great! Read More

    Wine review by jujumucc

  • Fortium Salice Salentino Still Italy Salice Salentino DOC Negroamaro-Based Blend 2005


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Tormaresca Primitivo Salento IGT Torcicoda 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Mioname

  • Feudo di San Nicola Negroamaro Puglia IGT 2004


    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


    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

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