native varietals

Negroamaro: Ancient Grape From Puglia

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When it comes to understanding Italian wines, we sometimes get lost because there are thousands of native grape varietals in Italy. The best way to understand them better is to study Italian geography a little bit. Puglia is one of Italy’s 20 regions. It’s one of the easiest to remember because it constitutes “the heel” […]


Primitivo: Wine Expressions From Puglia

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Primitivo is an ancient red wine grape, native to Puglia. It is Puglia’s most popular native varietal. While the grape is produced in virtually all of Puglia’s wine zones, there are different expressions that come from the biodiversity of terroir. So a Primitivo from the Castel del Monte appellation will taste different from a Primitivo […]