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Italy | Apulia (Puglia)

The Coastline of Apulia in Southern Italy

Apulia, or Puglia as it is also referred to, is “the heel” of the boot of Southern Italy's peninsular. It is bordered by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, giving it one of the longest coastlines of any region in Italy. Apulia's exceptionally fertile plains also make it one of Italy's largest wine-producing regions. 

Some very fine red wines are made in the southern peninsula, particularly around Salento where the Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes dominate. The IGT appellation of Salento often indicates deeply coloured fleshy reds influenced by the region’s hot climate, but there is a modern trend towards reds that are less concentrated and more aromatic. Primitivo, which has been identified as California's Zinfandel, is arguably the flagship red grape of Puglia and the best Primitivo di Manduria are luscious, heavy and definitely food-friendly wines.

The Apulia wine region has 4 DOCGs and 29 DOCs, more than any other region in the south of Italy. It also has six IGTs that produce increasing quantities of high quality wines that are acknowledged internationally for representing good value.


Mucchietto Primitivo del Salento 2021

From £12.50 - per bottle
Mucchietto ("What do you want from me"?) - another glass of this please!... Read More...

San Marzano 'Talo' Primitivo di Manduria 2020

From £15.50 - per bottle
A rich and opulent wine that truly packs a punch of flavour... Read More...

Cantele Primitivo del Salento 2020

From £11.50 - per bottle
Cantele’s award-winning Primitivo was among the first to find its way across the English Channel... Read More...

San Marzano 'Anniversario 62' Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2018

From £26.00 - per bottle
A quite delicious, densely flavoured Primitivo with a long velvety palate... Read More...

Il Carretto IGT Rosso di Puglia 2020

From £8.50 - per bottle
A juicy Sangiovese from selected vineyards located in Italy's warm south... Read More...

Cantele Amativo Salento IGT 2020

From £21.50 - per bottle
The critically acclaimed Negroamaro and Primitivo red wine blend from Cantele... Read More...

San Marzano 'Talo' Verdeca 2021

From £11.50 - per bottle
A creamy, vibrant and expressive white wine made from the local Verdeca grape... Read More...

San Marzano Collezione Cinquanta Vino Rosso d'Italia NV

From £21.75 - per bottle
A quite delicious, smooth, big & fleshy wine full of chocolate & spice flavours... Read More...

Cantele Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 2017

From £11.50 - per bottle
A rich, dark cherry palate with smooth long finish... Read More...

Tormaresca Calafuria Rosé 2021

From £16.00 - per bottle
Calafuria is a rosé wine made from the Negroamaro grape by Tormaresca in... Read More...

Cantele Telero Puglia IGT Rosso 2019

From £8.75 - per bottle
A great value, everyday red wine blend of Negroamaro, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot... Read More...

Tormaresca Nèprica Primitivo 2021

From £13.00 - per bottle
The Nèprica Primitivo is a relatively new addition to the Tormaresca portfolio and... Read More...

A Mano 'Imprint' Primitivo Appassito 2019

From £14.75 - per bottle
Made in the style of Amarone this is concentrated & opulent on the palate... Read More...

San Marzano Tramari Primitivo Rosé 2021

From £12.50 - per bottle
A pale, creamy and tangy rosé made from the Primitivo grape... Read More...

Tormaresca Calafuria Rosé | Magnum (150cl)

Calafuria is a rosé wine made from the Negroamaro grape by Tormaresca in... Read More...