For a long time, Southern wines have been kept at the margins, because the wine culture in Italy was mainly focused on Northern wines, in particular the ones from Tuscany and Piedmont, as the latter is still the most exported ones in the EU and outside the continent.

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A Mano Prima Mano Primitivo Puglia IGP - Pieces for BOX: 6.....

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Candido Aleatico Dolce Naturale Salice Salentino DOC Cl. 50 - Pieces for BOX: 6.....

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Candido Cappello di Prete Salento IGT - Pieces for BOX: 6.....

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Currently, if an accurate case analysis should be done according to the type of wines and flavors, wines from Apulian wines would be at the top, followed by Sicilian wines, at third place wines from Campania, and wines from Calabria.

 

History teaches that, in these regions, there are many cultivations of valuable grapes. The fact is that until a few decades ago, grapes coming from Southern Italy (Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily, and Campania) were destined for the most renowned Italian wine regions such as Tuscany and Piedmont.  Slowly, Apulian farmers turned into producers and started to create their own wine, bottling it and getting more and more appreciation from national and international markets.

 

Buying Apulian wines in order to supply your wine shop or your supermarket in a simple and fast way is not a problem anymore. Thanks to the website www.italianwinelover.it, it is possible to buy many types of wines, that this magnificent region has to offer: from rose wine to sparkling wines, to dessert wines and classic red and white wines to supply your wine shop or your supermarket.

 

Certifications of Apulian wines: the difference between DOC and DOCG

 

Let's start from the premise that DOC, DOP, and DOCG are requirements, given to foods in order to certify their quality, the same thing happens for wines.

 

The DOC mark refers to the certified origin of the wine, typical of the Italian territory. Now the question everyone is asking is: can a DOC become a DOCG? Sure. There must be specific requirements that the wine must have.

 

When we talk about red wine or a white wine DOC, it means it has kept the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica, Typical Geographic Indication) denomination for at least 5 years. Only when a wine has been DOC for at least 10 years can it become DOCG.  But it is important to understand that not all DOC wines become DOCG.  In other words, it is not an indispensable step.

 

Wines must pass an organoleptic analysis in order to become DOCG: it means that they must have some chemical-physical characteristics, which are used to establish that the wine examined respects the requirements provided for by the disciplinary norms. These tests are done both during production and during bottling when a commission proceeds to the tasting. Only if the wine passes these tests it can be labelled as DOCG.

 

A special commission of wine experts will check the requirements and in case they are not met, it means the wine will not be sold with the DOCG label.

 

The Three Best Apulian Red Wines

 

The best wines from Puglia are carefully selected and we will also list what to match them with and how to drink them.

 

Candido Cappello di Prete Salento IGT: a ruby red wine, very alcoholic with an intense flavor and vanilla aftertaste. It has an aroma of fruit with spicy notes, the bouquet is also very intense. Maceration is long and includes many types of grapes, then it is fermented in barrique casks. One of the best red wines of Salento, it should be served very cold. How to serve it? It easily pairs with roasted fish, beef, and aged cheeses.

 

Manduria Lirica Primitivo di Manduria DOC: another red wine in second place, full-bodied and intense, with an aroma of ripe fruit and chocolate with balsamic notes. A rich and persistent taste, with spicy notes on the finish. It is aged in large oak barrels for 9 months before being bottled. It can be drunk as soon as it is bought or left in the cellar to rest for another 5 years, it will be drier. It is the best produced in Manduria. How to serve it? It can be drunk with different types of meat, full-bodied vegetables and important first courses. It must be served at a temperature between 18° and 20° C.

Rivera Cappellaccio Aglianico Castel del Monte Riserva DOC: Aglianico is one of the most ancient varieties in the world: it was introduced by ancient Greeks at least 3000 years ago in the southern area of Italy. At that time, it was called "Enotria" or Land of Wine. Currently, it is one of the best wines in Italy and its qualities are widely recognized: for its elegance and aging capacity of its wines, Aglianico has been defined as the "Nebbiolo of the South".

This wine belongs to the Cru of Rivera winery. It has an intense red color, a rich aroma with notes of fruit and leather, a warm and full taste, and a long finish with a spicy aftertaste. A unique grape grown only in these vineyards, it is then aged for 12 months in oak barrels. It can be aged for at least up to 5 years and will not lose its flavor if stored properly in a cool cellar. How to serve it? It goes well with very tasty red meat dishes or aged cheeses.

 

Apulian Rosé Wines

 

The region is the flagship of rosé wines: Primitivo and Negroamaro are among the best rosés. You can find them drier and sweeter. They are excellent for particular dishes, as well as classic ones. Generally speaking, the sweeter ones are used to accompany all kinds of cheeses, raw vegetables, and mushrooms. The drier ones are also good with red meat, as they are always lighter than red wines, they are suggested for the ones who do not want to be daring. They are excellent with shellfish and first courses based on fish. They are not only trendy, but they are also good, they have a fresh taste and they are excellent, especially in the summertime.