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

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • 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...

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

  • Conti Zecca

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

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Agricole Vallone

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

  • Castello Monaci

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

  • Vigne & Vini

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

  • Leone de Castris

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Feudo di Santa Croce Negroamaro Salento IGT Megale Barrique 2011


    Fulled-bodiedHigh TanninSome spicyGood pair with fat of course and not well grilled steak. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Tormaresca Neprica Negroamaro-Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


    Black pepper and other spices. Well balanced. No hint of tannin. Maybe more time breathing would have reduced the pepper. Surprisingly strong for an Italian wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Tormaresca Primitivo Torcicoda Salento IGT 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Cantele Primitivo 2011


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • Tormaresco Neprica 2011


    Good and fruity. Leave a bit of an after taste. A little bit bubbly. Read More

    Wine review by RenieT3

  • Mark, I only drink Primitivos from the Puglia region of Italy.   Wollersheim does not bottle a prim.Their best wines are the estate grown stuff.  In red or white, we both prefer the estate grown bottles.  However, the wines they make from juice that is brought in, is still pretty good. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Riunite Lambrusco Daunia 2006


    Nice, sweet , fruity and flavorful. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp

  • Epicuro Primitivo di Manduria NV


    Much too fruity and one-dimensional. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Hi Emark,Glad you got your La Crema... mine is still driving around on a fedex ... Emark- your Primitivo from Puglia had more "italian" characteristics because it was grown/made in Italy..  a terroir thing:-)  It's still what we call a Zin, although various laws in various countries allow certain %'s for the grape on the label.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Musings from a Wine Buying...

  • I quite enjoy the Snooth Virtual Tastings.  It's been a while since I ... Primitivo in my life--from Puglia.  My recollection is that you could compare it with Zinfandel, but, in all honesty, it had more "Italian" characteristics than "Zinfandel" characteristicsIt was a medium-bodied wine--which would not surprise me for a mid-priced Italian w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Musings from a Wine Buying...

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