Puglia wine region has a wide variety of terroir that is expressed in wines giving rich aromas and flavors. Vines here benefit from natural gifts, the sun and the soil. because of this, wines produced here exhibit a strong character and distinctive identity.
The wine region of Puglia covers 83 000 hectares, about 80% of which is planted with red wine varieties. It has four distinct DOCG and 28 DOC zones, some of which are well known far beyond Italy’s borders. Salice Salentino and Primitivo di Manduria are two best known DOC wines produced in Puglia's wine region.
The majority of the vines from the wine region of Puglia are red. And like no other wine region, Puglia is famous for the grape variety Primitivo. The wines produced out of this variety – as the name might suggest – is by far not primitive. So the name derives from the Latin word “primativus”: the variety that ripens the earliest. It is the first one that drifts in the spring, blooms the earliest and is already harvested in August. Together with Primitivo, Negroamaro is also one of the most widespread grape variety. these two grape varieties are unique for the region and mainly cultivated in the southern part. While in the north, more widespread varieties such as Sangiovese and Montepulciano.