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12 E Mezzo Malvasia Del Salento 2018 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and clean with green-apple and lemon character. Hints of dried apricots. Medium body. Some lime. Easy finish. Drink now.
90JS
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12 E Mezzo Primitivo Del Salento 2017 750ml

Rated 87 - Fresh and fruity red with cherry, candied-watermelon and citrus aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Simple finish. Drink now.
87JS
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Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2018 750ml

Rated 88 - Pale pink; this is a very light color for the traditionally darker Salento Rosatos. Simple and sweet on both the nose and in the mouth,...
88WS
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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - This fresh, medium-bodied red shows a lovely mix of ripe red and black fruit, currant, raspberry and blackberry flavors, with light,...
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Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato 2019 750ml

Produced from 100% Negroamaro grapes picked in the earliest hours of the morning and immediately taken to the cellar where they undergo a gentle...
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Castello Monaci Negroamaro Maru 2017 750ml

The term "Maru" translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia's native Negroamaro grape. The 2013...
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Castello Monaci Negroamaro Maru 2018 750ml

The term "Maru" translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia's native Negroamaro grape. The 2013...

Italy Puglia

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

The southern Italian region of Puglia, known as the 'heel' of the country, is home to Italy's most up and coming wineries, keen to demonstrate to the world that the poor reputation they had in the seventies and eighties no longer applies. The wines of Puglia are certainly full of character, often big, bright and juicy, and full of strong dark fruit flavours. The Puglian wines are also renowned for being slightly more alcoholic and structured than those found further north, giving wine drinkers plenty to experience and discuss when sampling the region's complex and fascinating wares. Puglia is, in essence, a region of deep traditions, and the wine makers there are determined to stick to their traditional techniques and methods, and keep the unique identity of Puglian wine alive in the twenty first century.