Puglia in a glass
Puglia is no newbie to the wine-growing culture. This pivotal activity of the local economy is indeed one of the most ancient of the Italian Peninsula, dating back to 2000 BC right before the arrival of the Phoenicians, the Greeks and the Romans.
Nowadays Puglia has one of the biggest wine productions in Italy, boasting unique famed varieties, mainly red grape-based. The two names on every international wine bar's list are the earthy and dominant Negroamaro and the famously dramatic Primitivo variety. Negroamaro is a full-bodied, extra-smooth wine, featuring a rich ruby-red colour that is so dark it almost seems black. Scents of blackberry, red fruit, and mulberry give the wine a strong, lingering taste with a minor bitter aftertaste, hence the name amaro. Here is a very versatile wine that matches perfectly with different kinds of dishes, meat-based and main courses. Primitivo is produced from an early ripening grape that is harvested in late August and early September. This variety has a characteristic ruby red colour with purple reflections and a pleasant round, smooth taste. It also comes with a sweet wine variety, perfectly suited for the cutting of the wedding cake and the dessert moment.
Hospitality is in the DNA of the locals, so prepare yourselves and your guests to be treated at the table with special warmth, the bottles joyfully refilled.
RECOMMENDED WINES: Primitivo di Manduria, Castel del Monte, Aleatico di Puglia, Alezio, Galatina, Locorotondo, Salice Salentino, Rosso Barletta