Puglia is “the heel” of the boot of peninsular Italy. It is bordered by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, giving it one of the longest coastlines of any region in Italy. The flagship red grape of Puglia is Primitivo, a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape. The Puglia wines made with Primitivo are luscious, heavy and definitely “food wines”. Another successful and important red wine from Puglia is Salice Salentino, a powerful red wine made primarily with Negroamaro. We are very proud to work with Cantele and Masseria Li Veli, both family-run estates in the heart of Puglia, whose...
Bottle 75cl £15.08
Bottle 75cl £18.50
This Aleatico is a very unique “meditation wine” with an intense amber color. On the nose it is immediately evident its aromatic structure with dried and candied fruits: apricot, dates and figs. On a second level there come liquorices and coffee notes. On the palate a balsamic note of typical Mediterranean herbs and spices is very predominant, whit sage and...more
Bottle 50cl £34.86
Grown almost exclusively in Puglia, the Negroamaro grape reaches its apogee in the Salice Salentino appellation. This wine is a classic example of rich, dark berries leading into an earthy, herbal aroma. The palate is dense and tightly packed with firm tannins and crunchy acidity. The blackberry and plum provide a warm, spicy quality which would be a great match...more
Bottle 75cl £10.72
The nose brims with essence of geranium and rose combined with strawberry and cherry. Sweet and nuanced on the nose, with noteworthy tenacity. The wine’s impressive alcohol is balanced by its delicate flavors and light, bright freshness, elegance, and persistence. A great pairing with cheese soufflé and vegetable tarts.more
Bottle 75cl £10.74
PUGLIA WINE REGION
Explore our broad selection of wines from Puglia. For a flowery and fruity wine with delicate and light flavours, try the Rosato from Cantele – makes for a delightful partner to cheese soufflé and vegetable tarts. For a wine that is truly unique, Masseria Li Veli’s Aleatico Passito is like no other. Intensely amber in colour, there is an initial aroma of dried fruits. Going deeper will reveal undertones of liquorice and coffee. This is the perfect complement to dry sweets such as cakes or biscuits. Browse our range of wines from Puglia today.
PRODUCERS OF THE PUGLIA WINE REGION
Armit Wines imports two producers from the Puglia wine region: Cantele and Masseria Li Veli. The focus of the Cantele producers is local grapes including Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano and Bombino. Their commitment to modern technique helps to enhance their quality: including isolating yeast strains in Negroamaro grapes. Masseria Li Veli produces wines from a variety of different grapes, often using lesser known grapes. This is particularly evident by their Askos line, produced with the intention of reviving grapes close to extinction – in this case the Apulian grape.
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