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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.
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Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello Askos 2018 750ml

Ruby red with purplish shimmer, on the nose it presents a distinct red berries aroma, from raspberry, sour cherry, to blackcurrant, followed by...
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Produttori Di Manduria Aka Rosato 2019 750ml

Rated 89 - The 2019 Produttori di Manduria AKA, a Primitivo Rosato, lifts from the glass in an intense display of crushed ripe strawberry and...
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Tormaresca Negroamaro Rosato Calafuria 2019 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2019 Tormaresca Calafuria is spicy and intense, showing citrus-tinged cherries with wild herbs and smoky minerals. It washes across...
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Italy Puglia Salento

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.