Puglia, warm and sunny as always

Four DOCGs, including the wines from the region around the Castel del Monte, and the sweet wines made with Primitivo crown the region’s vast wine production. And 28 DOCs round up the styles and grape varieties that abound in the agriculturally productive region.
Around 50 distinct wine grape varieties cover the land, including everything from Aglianico and Malvasia to Merlot and Chardonnay. The most planted, though, are Sangiovese (15%), Primitivo (14%), Negroamaro (14%), and Trebbiano (13%).

Start your journey with a glass of rosé; San Marzano Primitivo Rosé “Tramari” is a beautiful example of the style that’s growing in popularity.
White wines from Puglia are still not widely available. Still, they’re catching up fast, particularly the ones made with autochthonous varieties like Moscatello like San Marzano  “Edda” Bianco Salento IGP 2018.
Puglia’s reds are world-renowned, Negroamaro is a noble variety that will surprise you with ripe plum aromas and dried herbs in a glass of San Marzano Negroamaro “Il Pumo”.
The Primitivo grape is a close second, as shown in the intense San Marzano Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP “Anniversario 62” with aromas of blackberries and liquorice over a rustic and concentrated palate.