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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Vigne & Vini

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

  • 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...

  • Leone de Castris

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

    Cantine Due Palme is a social co-operative situated in CELLINO SAN MARCO (BR), between the pro...

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Salice Salentino DOC Azienda Vini Cantele Riserva Apulië Rood 2003

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    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


  • Salice Salentino DOC Azienda Vini Cantele Riserva Apulië Rood 2003

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    Great big Italian wine. Good blend of tannins and fruit to make for a great bottle. Drinks much better after a good decant Read More

    Wine review by shanerxp


  • Candido Cappello di Prete Salento Rosso 2004

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    Wine review by Tazio


  • Salento Masseria Maìme 2005

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    Wine review by wesleyshaw


  • I may be the only one harping on the Italian Agricultural Ministry's decision ... ... Montepulciano up from Puglia to sell as Sangiovese from Tuscany you know who I am talking to. Give us clean and honest wines - show me the Dolcetto and the Asprinio, the Grillo and the Teroldego. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of lesser known gro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic It's My DOC in a Box


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