Puglia, Italy

Nero Grande

Passito Appasimento Puglia Red Blend 2016

Trader Joe's, $7

Very rich, ripe red fruit with slight dark chocolate undertones. Great blend of sweetness with slight dryness and acidity. Smooth with a slight tingling on the tongue. Great for the price
— 4 days ago

Gianluigi Bonari

Salento Appassimento 2042

Inky garnet purple in the glass. Nose is shy on opening but opens up to dark purple fruit compote. Echoed on the huge-bodied palate with dried fruit notes (naturally) and medium tannins that come through on the long, dark finish. Medium minus acidity along the lines of an Amarone (again, naturally… it’s a great, less costly alternative), limiting its food choices but they’re there. Try it with a heavy pizza or pasta dish, or osso bucco. Cigar smokers might enjoy this with a Churchill. — 10 days ago

Jay Jackson
with Jay
Keith and Ron liked this

Cantine Due Palme

Salento IGT Primitivo 2009

Brought this from our cellar. This had good character. Big fruit, but nice structure. Pleasant with bold food. — 6 days ago

Vicki SliwaEli Barton
with Vicki and Eli
Max liked this

Tormaresca

Neprica Puglia Negroamaro Blend 2014

Very nice bright red that went excellently with our fresh end of summer garden blowout homemade tomato basil sauce. — 2 days ago

Tormaresca

Puglia Primitivo 2013

Great in every way... had it with 4 cheese sauce, garlic & pasta — 21 hours ago

Ruggero di Bardo

Puglia Susumaniello 2016

Trader Joe's, $10

Very rich, dark, and fruity, reminds me of port or raw grape juice. It's almost sweet but with a dry bitter after taste that I like. Feels harsh in the mouth, but very smooth when swallowing
— 17 days ago

Asio Otus

Vino Rosso Enigmatico Merlot Blend

Herkullisen pehmeää, kevyen makeaa, jatkoon! — 13 days ago

Azienda Agricola Petrera Pasquale

Fatalone Spinomarino Puglia IGT Greco 2017

The funk had increased and so did the honey and the wild flowers and salt. All playing a tighter composition with the symphony pulling each act together. #astor — 13 days ago

Vigne e Vini Varvaglione

12 e Mezzo Rosato del Salento 2015

This is a nice everyday red. The aromatics are of bramble, chocolate, and a little herb. An acidic red that pairs well with a meal, but is mild enough to enjoy on it's own. The wine tastes how it smells and has a mediumish body. This is a go-to wine for me, and I'm happy I can conveniently purchase it at my favorite wine bar. — 6 days ago

Torre Alta

Salento IGT Primitivo

Ivar M
9.5

Een zwoele primitivo, mooi bij langzaam gegaard (varkens)vlees en krokant buikspek. Ook smaakvol bij gegrilde groenten. Altijd een iets muntig aroma in de verte. — 7 days ago