What is the Puglia wine region?
- Pronounced ‘pulia‘
- Very warm climate, also dry
- Heel of the boot of Italy
- One of the larger regions of Italy in terms of volume
- Adriatic sea on the eastern coast
- Has a greek influence, being the closest Italian region to Greece
- Most of Italy’s olive oil is also grown in this region
What grapes are grown in Puglia?
- Area with many different grape varietals
- Primitivo is the main grape in Puglia
- Native white grapes are Vereraca, Bombino Bianco, Malvasia, Bianco d’Alessano
- Native Red grapes are Primitivo, Negramaro, Nero di Triora, Malvasa Nera, Bombino Nero and Susumaniello
- More red wine than white
- Nero di Triora dominaes the north of Puglia
- Primitovo and Negramaro dominate the south of Puglia
What are the sub-regions of Puglia?
- Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Reserva DOCG, Primitivo di Manduria DOC and Salica Salentino DOC are the important appelacions of Puglia
What types of wine are produced in Puglia?
- Mostly red wine, Primitivo dominant blends
- Some great value wines can be found from smaller producers in Puglia
- The reds are super fruity and high in alcohol due to the heat
- Historically wine from this region was sent to Northern Italy for use in blends