With more than one eighth of the country's vineyards, Puglia is often considered to be the wine cellar of Italy, topping the list of the number of hectolitres produced alongside Sicily.

While yield and productivity tend to hold sway in this region located in the heel of the boot of Italy, a number of small wine-growers have opted for quality, proposing some fine wines from a region that boasts the ideal conditions for producing choice wines.

The most common varieties in Puglia are Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia Nera, which thrive on the region's fertile soils, coastal plains and hillsides that are easy to cultivate. (Alfavin.ch)






Capital: Bari


Provinces: Foggia, Bari, Brindisi, Taranto, Lecce, Barletta-Andria-Trani


Total surface area of vineyards: 110,000 ha


Annual output: 5,890,000 hl


Red/rosé: 3,320,000 hl


White: 2,570,000 hl


Proportion of total vineyards in Italy: 13.2%


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