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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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

  • 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...

  • 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¨.

  • Tormaresca

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Apollonio Copertino Divoto Riserva 2000


    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

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    Very extracted and intense, with so much ripe fruit that it tastes almost port-like. We are enjoying the 2007 as I type this, with some Stilton cheese. My wife says, "WOW", and I think it is a tasty bottle of juice that needs the correct cuisine pairing. Maybe a nice Angus steak? We picked it up at Costco a few days back and it was less than... Read More

    Wine review by jimheiner

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by JordanWollman

  • Neprica Puglia IGT 2008


    Berries/cassis nose, royal purple color, mild acid, moderate tannin. Read More

    Wine review by Val13

  • A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by drsloat

  • Càntele Primitivo Salento IGT 2005


    Cantele '05 Primitivo Had our first bottle last night and it won't be our last. Great taste and great value. Read More

    Wine review by JuneP

  • Valle Dell'Asso Galatina 2006


    this is my first negramaro. bouquet (literally) of cinnamon, potpourri and alcohol heat. smells like a stepford wives tupperware party. this is bitter and rustic with a touch of new world fruit. almost a wasabi element on the palate that irritated my nasal cavity. went well with turkey meat red sauce pasta but it's not much of a sipper afterwa... Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    I loved it, esp. at this price point. It runs toward the sweet, fruity side. But when I paired it with food, the spice and complexity came out, and it didn't seem 'sweet' at all. Read More

    Wine review by lingprof

  • La Corte Negroamaro Puglia IGT Solyss 2003


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    Wine review by retu

  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by jeshica

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