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...

  • Vinicola Decordi

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

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • Tormaresca

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

  • Vigne & Vini

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Azienda Agricola Taurino Cosimo Salice Salentino Riserva 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Piana del Sole Primitivo Salento 2006


    Deep, dark purple. Nose of eucalyptus and tobacco, acetone and a hint of banana, with a slight, very clean chlorine smell. Lots of black fruit, sticky tannins and a medium to full body. A hint of mint, and more than a hint of licquorice. The tannins stick around, along with the licquorice. Nice, but problematised by that weird chlorine smell. Wo... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Gelso Moro Salento IGT 2001


    a nicely complex wine with lavender/lillac on the nose that isn't overpowering but soft and beautiful. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

  • Piana del Sole Negroamaro Salento 2005


    Characteristically deep, dark and plum-coloured. Initially quite jammy on the ... is my second experience with Puglia's Negroamaro variety. Both have been IGT, and both have punched well above their price. I look forward to more. This would work pretty much where a Chianti would -- tomato sauces, lighter red meat like veal or seared tuna, smok... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Azienda Agricola Taurino Cosimo Salice Salentino Riserva 2004


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    Wine review by tommasol

  • Tenute Rubino Negroamaro Salento IGT 2006


    Never had a negroamaro, and going by Vino Italiano it's supposed to be inky black and tannic. This one is, but has surprising red cherry notes on the nose, initially, with meat, leather and an even more surprising gamay banana hint. The tannins are big but soft and creamy, with the kind of mouthfeel I've encountered before in good NZ pinot; this... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Tenute Rubino Negroamaro Salento IGT 2006


    Oops -- reviewed it twice, owing to a server outage. Mods? Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • My favorite street art website hails out of New York and it is called, Wooster ... ... cuts through Campania to Puglia.  A16 owner and wine director, Shelley Lindgren will be in NYC at Vestry Wines in Tribeca signing copies of the book and walking you through a tasting of Southern Italian wines.  Check it out. I will be jealous if you do.Barre... Read More

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  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by djjd311

  • Càntele Primitivo Salento IGT 2005


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    Wine review by versatile87

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