The Wine Tours of Puglia

Sep 16, 2013 1208

Puglia, the region that stretches for more than 250 miles to form the "heel" of the Italian peninsula, is as diverse as it is expansive. Vast olive orchards give way to coastal plains lapped by two seas and vineyards create a colorful mosaic from north to south.

The long, hot summers and myriad microclimates nurture dozens of native grape varieties, including the red Primitivo, Negroamaro, Uva di Troia, Bombino Nero and Aglianico, while white grapes are transformed into crisp wines made from Bombino Bianco, Greco, Fiano, and Malvasia.

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