The colourful characters of Italian wine

Puglia wines might not be so familiar to Irish wine lovers, but the region’s many grape varieties are worthy of investigation

9th August, 2020
The colourful characters of Italian wine
Best known for its red wines, Puglia in the south west of Italy produces some handsome whites and elegant rosés

What do Italian wines say to you? For the casual wine drinker, Barolo, Barbera, Chianti and Montepulciano are most likely to spring to mind. Delve just further south, just below the latter’s most famous home, Abruzzo, and you’ll reach a world with many fruit-driven wines full of character and complexity. Essentially the “heel” of Italy, situated in the south east of the country, the wine region of Puglia stretches from Foggia to Lecce with Bari...

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