Puglia Wine Italy
Learn about Puglia wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more …
Well-suited to the production of concentrated, fruity and spicy red varieties, Puglia is one of Italy’s warmest, most southerly regions. Its entire eastern side is one long coastline bordering the Adriatic Sea. About half way down, the region becomes the Salento Peninsula. This peninsula, bordered by water on three sides, receives moist, nighttime, sea breezes that bring a welcome cooling effect to the region, where little rain creates a challenging environment for its vines. In fact, the region is named for the Italian expression, “a pluvia,” meaning “lack of rain.”
Puglia’s Mediterranean climate and iron-rich, calcareous soils support the indigenous Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia. Primitivo produces an inky, spicy, brambly and ripe red wine whose best expression comes from Manduria. Nero di Troia produces tannic, rustic reds from Castel del Monte DOC while Negroamaro, typically blended with Malvasia nera, plays a large part in may blends made throughout the peninsula.
Puglia produces a small amount of white wines as well, predominantly made of the fruity, Trebbiano Toscano, or light, Bombino bianco grapes.
Azienda Monaci Salento Simpotica 2000Other Red Blends from Puglia, Italy
Botromagno Murgia Gravisano Passito di Malvasia Bianco 2000Malvasia from Puglia, Italy
Azienda Monaci Salento Le Braci Negroamaro 2000Other Red Wine from Puglia, Italy
Cantina Vecchia Torre Salento Primitivo 2000Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
Castel di Salve Salento Armecolo Rosso 2000Other Red Blends from Puglia, Italy