A little light info to get us all started on Puglia:
Total Vineyard Size:
107,489 hectares | total regional vineyard including Quality wines, Table wines & Table grapes
Dedicated to Quality:
23,642 hectares | dedicated to producing grapes for Quality wines.
Cacc’e mmitte di Lucera
Castel del Monte*
Increasingly important CRU with 3 DOCG wines on the hit list featuring a couple of really interesting native Puglian red varieties.
Gioia del Colle
% DOP / IGP
An estimated 16.7% of wines from Puglia are produced according to EU DOP Quality standards. The region produces 32 DOP wines including 4 DOCG and 28 DOC wines. They also produce 6 IGP wines accounting for 33.6% of production. Table wines account for 33.7% of output.
As always, a number of the regions native wine grape varieties are used only for blending purposes. That said, we’ve listed those grapes which we understand are available as mono-varietals or which are important or interesting blenders. Naturally, as we make our own discovery, we’ll update these lists.
MALVASIA NERA DI BRINDISI
NERO DI TROIA*
Registered as Uva di Troia, its new profile is capturing the imagination with its capacity to elegantly balance acidity & tannic power. MUST WATCH!
All data is intended to be for indicative purposes only due to the variability from vintage to vintage. But we do try to keep ourselves ‘reasonably’ updated :)