The Apulian wines are recognized among the best in the world
The Puglia wine, for some years now, are receiving numerous awards at national and international level. King of all for fame is the Primitivo of Manduria. Worthy of note is above all that of Gianfranco Fino, a well known winemaker from Manduria, who for many years has obtained the first place as the best red wine in Italy. The highest step of the podium was given to him by Gentlemen who annually crosses the rankings of various specialized guides such as the Gambero Rosso, L’espresso, Veronelli, Bibenda, Vitae, Luca Maroni, transforming the various scores of the different guides into a single vote . Despite of the well known and super expensive Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino!
But another primitivo red wine, this time of Gioia del Colle, which this year has achieved excellent results is that of the historical Coppi di Turi cellar. This is the Senatore, a wine dedicated to the founder of the winery, an oenologist as well as a senator of the Italian Republic, Antonio Coppi.
According to Wine spectator, magazine specialized in the wine sector at an international level, among the best 100 Italian wines there are these 4 labels from Puglia:
- Gianfranco Fino Primitivo of Manduria Es 2013;
- Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Donna Lisa Reserve 2013;
- Schola Sarmenti Primitivo Salento Eighteen 2012;
- Tormaresca Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2012.
Come to Puglia to visit the cellars and taste the local products
The reds certainly dominate the various rankings on the best wines, but as we have already told you in this article on the recommended spots to taste excellent Puglia wine, even if not awarded and less known, we suggest you to taste the local white wines of Puglia as the Verdeca, the Minutolo and the various blends produced by the Murgia and enchanting Valle d’Itria.
Terra che vive advises you not to give too much importance to the rankings and to create your own personal rank tasting in first person the wines of this area, directly in the places where they are produced, are they cellars, wineries , wine shops or splendid puglia vineyards kissed by the sun. Let yourself be guided by expert winemakers in the various locations in Puglia that collect the best of local and Italian wines and, perhaps, deepen the knowledge of those that you liked the most by visiting the cellars and the vineyards where they are produced, like this at Castellaneta (click here) which produces natural wines or in Valley of Itria (click here).
You know “De gustibus non disputandum est” then contact us and we will help you build your wine tour tasting experience so you can directly create a personal ranking on the best wines of Puglia. The pleasure of the palate is guaranteed!
Puglia offers many wines and fantastic places to taste them: discover them with Terra che vive, contact us!
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