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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • Conti Zecca

    Conti Zecca winery in Puglia, Italy, has a five century history made up of passion, tradition and...

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

    The project Racemi consists in the valorization of Vigneto Puglia: in the research, vinification ...

  • 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...

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Feudi di San Marzano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2004

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    Excellent wine, compliments red meat Read More

    Wine review by phdavy


  • Apollonio Winery Salice Salentino Terre del Grico 2003

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    delicious wine..big legs, bold taste Read More

    Wine review by mexahorn


  • A lot of ink has been spilled over the years in praise of the wines of Southern ... ... the most interest with Puglia coming in a close third. This focus can be traced to two factors in the United States the first being that many Italian-Americans trace their roots back to these regions and tourism remains high and the second being (at least ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Southside


  • A Mano Primitivo Primitivo di Manduria 2005

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    killer QPR. Complex nose and taste. Really good wine. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Salice Salentino DOC Azienda Vini Cantele Riserva Apulië Rood 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by dmb10tma


  • Cantina del Locorotondo 2006

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    Buon vino bianco da servire freddo per accompagnare piatti a base di pesce. Gusto leggero e piacevole. Read More

    Wine review by Alfyfido


  • Da Luca Italia Primitivo-Merlot Tarantino 2006

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    14.0% Alcohol/Vol.Sugar Content : 1Made in: Puglia, ItalyBy: Mgm Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.Tasting Note:Red garnet colour; aromas of toast, chocolate, sweet plum, dried fruit, coffee bean and black cherry; dry, medium to full bodied, with rich fruity mid-palate, mild/silky tannins, good acidity; medium to long finish.Serving Suggestion:Gourmet pizza,... Read More

    Wine review by Lisaro


  • Primitivo-Merlot da Luca 2004

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    14.0% Alcohol/Vol.Sugar Content : 1Made in: Puglia, ItalyBy: Mgm Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.Tasting Note:Red garnet colour; aromas of toast, chocolate, sweet plum, dried fruit, coffee bean and black cherry; dry, medium to full bodied, with rich fruity mid-palate, mild/silky tannins, good acidity; medium to long finish.Serving Suggestion:Gourmet pizza,... Read More

    Wine review by Lisaro


  • Mezzomondo Salento IGT 2006

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    Both my husband and I love this wine and the price can't be beat.13.5% ... ... Sugar Content : 1Made in: Puglia, ItalyBy: Mgm Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.Tasting Note:Deep ruby-red colour; aromas of green leaf and cherry; smooth texture with ripe cherry, plum and woody flavours; long, cherry finish.Serving Suggestion:Pizza, pasta, or burger Read More

    Wine review by Lisaro


  • Mezzomondo Salento IGT 2003

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    Both my husband and I love this wine and the price can't be beat.13.5% ... ... Sugar Content : 1Made in: Puglia, ItalyBy: Mgm Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.Tasting Note:Deep ruby-red colour; aromas of green leaf and cherry; smooth texture with ripe cherry, plum and woody flavours; long, cherry finish.Serving Suggestion:Pizza, pasta, or burger Read More

    Wine review by Lisaro


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