Italy - Puglia
Puglia is a long, thin wine region in the far South-East; the ‘heel’ of Italy‘s boot. The region is responsible for almost half of Italy’s total olive oil production and has a long-held reputation as a prolific source of wine. It produces almost a sixth of all Italy’s wine but among this mass production gems can be found.
Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region. Most Puglia wine is red, full-bodied and will pair well with a wide variety of foods. Producers in Puglia have focused on making great red wines and local grapes like Primitivo or Negroamaro.
Whilst half of Italy’s olive oil is produced in the dry heat of Puglia, vines planted in this warm climate and fertile soil also benefit from cool breezes off the Mediterranean to moderate vineyard temperatures.