Italy >> Apulien

Apulia is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world, where Phoenicians and Greeks planted vines 3,000 years ago. The landscape, in contrary to most other wine regions in Italy is not hilly or mountainous, but consists of plateaus and plains. The hot climate with little rainfall isn’t easy for the vines but irrigation is allowed in very dry summers. The soils consist mainly of limestone, clay and sandstone.
Apulia offers many interesting indigenous grape varieties. Red wines make up more than three quarters of the production, including Montepulciano, Primitivo, Aglianico, Susumaniello. The white varieties are mainly Bianco d'Alessano, Bombino Bianco, Chardonnay, Falanghina.
With 88,000 hectares of vineyard, Apulia is the largest wine producing region in Italy. Therefore it is know aswell as Italy’s wine cellar.

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