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    A place of "eternal spring": this is how the Roman poet Horace described the region of Apulia some 2,000 years ago. One can confidently assume that Apulia's wine was included in this general picture, because it is well known how much the Romans valued wines from the region around Tarentum (today Taranto, German Tarent).


    3,000 years of wine history in Apulia

    The Romans benefited from the long winegrowing tradition in Apulia - the Phoenicians had already started to plant vines here 1,000 years earlier, later followed by the Greeks. Thus, with 3,000 years of wine history in Apulia, it is one of the oldest growing areas in the world.

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    Mandus Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2018 - Pietra Pura
    Mandus Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2018 - Pietra Pura
    Pietra Pura dry Italy
    9.65 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.87 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RW-PR-005-11
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    Doppio Passo Primitivo Salento 2019 - Carlo Botter
    Doppio Passo Primitivo Salento 2019 - Carlo Botter
    Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter semi-dry Italy
    7.75 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.33 * / 1 liter(s))
    70126-IT-RW-PR-001-13
    Terre di Montelusa Brindisi Riserva DOC 2017 - Terre di Montelusa
    Terre di Montelusa Brindisi Riserva DOC 2017 - Terre di Montelusa
    Terre di Montelusa dry Italy
    6.73 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.97 * / 1 liter(s))
    70126-IT-RW-BL-356-10
    Primitivo Puglia IGT 2019 - Mandorla
    Primitivo Puglia IGT 2019 - Mandorla
    Mandorla dry Italy
    5.83 €* €6.32 *
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€7.77 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RW-PR-008-13
    Costarossa Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2019 - Surani
    Costarossa Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2019 - Surani
    Masseria Surani semi-dry Italy
    9.26 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.35 * / 1 liter(s))
    70007-IT-RW-PR-925-11
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    Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Palazzo Malgara
    Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Palazzo Malgara
    Palazzo Malgara dry Italy
    7.69 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.25 * / 1 liter(s))
    70009-IT-RW-PR-002-12
    Vito Rosato 3,0 l Bag in Box Weinschlauch - Mondo del Vino
    Vito Rosato 3,0 l Bag in Box Weinschlauch - Mondo del Vino
    Mondo del Vino dry Italy
    14.52 €*
    Content 3 liter(s) (€4.84 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RO-BL-002
    Rosato Puglia IGT 1,0 l 2019 - Collezione Il Mio
    Rosato Puglia IGT 1,0 l 2019 - Collezione Il Mio
    Collezione Il Mio semi-dry Italy
    5.74 €*
    Content 1 liter(s)
    70015-IT-RO-BL-006-11
    Altopiano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2019 - Terre di Montelusa
    Altopiano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2019 - Terre di Montelusa
    Terre di Montelusa dry Italy
    7.30 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€9.73 * / 1 liter(s))
    70126-IT-RW-PR-358-12
    Merlot & Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Collezione Il Mio
    Merlot & Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Collezione Il Mio
    Collezione Il Mio semi-dry Italy
    6.42 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.56 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RW-BL-037-10
    Terre Avare Primitivo IGT 2019 - Cantine Francesco Minini
    Terre Avare Primitivo IGT 2019 - Cantine Francesco Minini
    Cantine Minini dry Italy
    7.31 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€9.75 * / 1 liter(s))
    70125-IT-RW-PR-002-11
    Larinum Primitivo IGT 1,0 l 2018 - Farnese Vini
    Larinum Primitivo IGT 1,0 l 2018 - Farnese Vini
    Farnese Vini dry Italy
    7.21 €*
    Content 1 liter(s)
    70336-IT-RW-MP-001-12
    Negroamaro Puglia IGP 2018 - Pietra Pura
    Negroamaro Puglia IGP 2018 - Pietra Pura
    Pietra Pura semi-dry Italy
    7.60 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.13 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RW-NG-006-13
    Vito Negroamaro Zinfandel 3,0 l Bag in Box Weinschlauch - Mondo del Vino
    Vito Negroamaro Zinfandel 3,0 l Bag in Box Weinschlauch - Mondo del Vino
    Mondo del Vino dry Italy
    15.50 €*
    Content 3 liter(s) (€5.17 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-IT-RW-ZI-001-10
    Pinot Grigio L'Araldo IGT 2018 - Casa Vinicola Minini
    Pinot Grigio L'Araldo IGT 2018 - Casa Vinicola Minini
    Cantine Minini dry Italy
    5.65 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€7.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-IT-WW-PG-521-12
    Torcicoda Primitivo Salento IGT 2018 - Tormaresca
    Torcicoda Primitivo Salento IGT 2018 - Tormaresca
    Tormaresca (Antinori) dry Italy
    14.82 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€19.76 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-IT-RW-PR-030-12
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    Wine-growing region Apulia

    No other Italian wine region produces as much wine as Apulia - simple mass wines still account for the lion's share today. However, more and more - especially young - winegrowers are committed to producing high quality wines from the old vineyards and the numerous local, autochthonous grape varieties. The growing success proves them right.

     

    Geography and climate of Apulia

    Geographically, Apulia forms the spur, heel and heel of the Italian boot. Unlike other areas of southern Italy, the region has few mountains. Incidentally, the famous octagonal Castel del Monte, the legendary castle of the Staufer Emperor Friedrich II, also known as the "stone crown of Apulia", is enthroned on one of them.

    Instead, flat land and plateaus dominate. The climate is hot and dry, precipitation is only in small amounts, so that partly even artificial irrigation is necessary. However, the soils - mainly limestone, sandstone and clay - are very fertile and produce wines that are convincing on the one hand because of their fruity maturity, but also because of their freshness. The latter is ensured by maritime breezes; after all, Apulia is largely surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean.

    The topography of Apulia makes it possible for the vines to be grown in rows on field-like areas. Typical of southern Italy is the Alberello, a form of stockbreeding and one of the oldest methods of propagating wine. A shoot of the vine is bent into the soil in such a way that the tip sticks out again. The underground part of the shoot then takes root and produces a new vine.


    Apulia is Italy's largest wine producer

    The Apulian winegrowers produce the most wine on the boot in terms of volume on about 100,000 hectares of cultivated area, which is why the region is also called the "Wine Cellar of Italy". Quality wines, however, only make up about 10% of the wines produced in Apulia. Most of the harvest is pressed into simple bulk wine or goes into the distillation of industrial alcohol.

    The quality wines are divided into four DOCG, 28 DOC and six IGT areas. The four DOCG wines are:

    • Castel del Monte Bombino Nero
    • Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva
    • Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva
    • Primitivo Dolce Naturale

     

    VINELLO offers you a representative selection of DOCG, DOC and IGT wines from Apulia, among which, in addition to Primitivo and Negroamaro, there are numerous interesting wines and producers to discover.

     

    Apulia Grape varieties 

    By far the best known grape varieties are the Primitivo, known throughout the Salento peninsula as Primitivo di Manduria, and the Negroamaro. Both are red grapes with a strong and fruity aroma. The Negroamaro is one of numerous autochthonous vines, which are cultivated and cared for with special dedication in the Apulia wine region. The grape was probably introduced to southern Italy by the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It forms the supporting framework for many wines of Salento - the peninsula in the southern part of the region.

    The Apulia Primitivo originally comes from Croatia and has probably been native to the region for 150 or 250 years. Good qualities show themselves fully and powerfully in the taste, without missing a certain elegance and freshness.

    Red grapes make up about three quarters of the area, white grapes the rest. Among the most remarkable red varieties are still the most important ones:

    • Uva di Troia or Nero di Troia
    • malvasia nera
    • Aglianico
    • Bombino Nero
    • cabernet franc
    • cabernet sauvignon
    • Sangiovese
    • Montepulciano
    • Merlot

     

    The most common grapes for white wine Apulia are:

    • Bombino Bianco
    • Fiano
    • Impigno
    • Greca di tufo
    • malvasia bianca
    • Falanghina
    • Verdeca
    • Moscato di Trani
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Bianco and Grigio
    • blanc sauvignon

     

    Order Apulia wines online at VINELLO

    Have you got the desire to put together your own discovery tour of Apulia? Just browse through our product range - VINELLO has many wonderful classics and exciting new discoveries in its program. Discover the variety of wines and also benefit from our sommelier advice. Secure purchasing and guaranteed prompt delivery ensure that your journey of enjoyment can begin quickly and lead you directly to the pleasure of wine.

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