Puglia

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Puglia

Quantity and Quality

Puglia is the heel of the boot, known for its vast but not hugely diverse viticulture. Much of its wine, more than half, is produced in bulk, for blending with wines from other parts of Italy, or basic table wine. There are a number of DOCs, and a handful of DOCGs but the problem is that it is largely dependent on two major grape varieties: Primitivo and Negroamaro. However, the popularity of the former seems to go from strength to strength. Primitivo, despite lacking the refinement needed for top quality wines, has the components of rich fruit, lowish acidity and soft tannins which has great appeal and instant likability. It is also a very generous variety, so it be produced quite cheaply, therefore, offers pretty good value for money.

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  1. San Marzano 2018 Primitivo del Salento 'Il Pumo'In stock
    Primitivo is known for its rich body, deep black fruit and this is no exception. Flavours of prunes, black plums, black... Learn More
  2. San Marzano 2019 Primitivo Rose 'Tramari'In stock
    An Italian rose with real panache. Packed with summer fruit flavour but at the same time, quite subtle and understated Learn More
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