Puglia – Underappreciated Reds

2 thoughts on “Puglia – Underappreciated Reds”

  1. Hi Tom!
    this is an excellent article about our Puglia wines. The quality of wines in Puglia has more and more increased and these wineries you list here are making really outstanding wines.

    Please note that Negroamaro comes does not mean “blackbitter” but it means “black black”.
    Negroamaro is a grape that was brought to PUglia by the Greeks.
    The word comes from Niger (which in Latin means black) and Mavros (which in ancient Greek also means black).
    So this word and grape show that first the Greeks and then the Romans (who called our region of Puglia, “cellar of Italy”) appreciated our soil and climate and started producing excellent wines.

    1. Cinzia: Thank you for your comment and for the explanation of the word Negroamaro. I had never heard that.

      By the way, if you haven’t seen my other posts, you may not know I have just written my first book on Italian wines, with descriptions of the most distinctive wines of Italy from 492 producers in every region of Italy. I have included more than 20 producers from Puglia. The book is titled Beyond Barolo and Brunello: Italy’s Most Distinctive Wines and it is available at amazon.com

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