Enjoy some of the best wines Puglia has to offer during this two-hour private wine tasting that will take you on a journey of taste and tradition. You will be taught interesting and fun facts about the wineries, the terroir, the production methods, and the grapes. You will taste six different wines, and at the end of the session, you will be offered a platter of local food specialties with cheese, salami, extra-virgin olive oil, and focaccia bread.
Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy--indeed, more than Tuscany! Better yet, a large portion of local grapes are exported to France to create some of their top-notch wines. Why? The relatively arid and sunny climate, especially in the southernmost area of Salento, produces grapes that are high in sugar, as opposed to cooler places like Tuscany and France. This results in some amazing sweet or dessert wines like Aleatico, Primitivo (which you will taste), and the recently popular favorite, Moscato. But, of course, Puglia takes pride in producing a variety of grapes that results in great tastes for any palate and occasion.
During this taste journey you will be presented with six different wines, starting with a "house" white and rose'. You will then try two different varieties of Negroamaro, a typical grape of the Salento region that produces very deep red wines, and is often combined with other grapes to produce some signature DOCs like Copertino and Squinzano. Next comes Salice Salentino, one of the most famous Salento wines, often made with Negroamaro grapes and typically very tannic. Last but not least, you will be offered a Primitivo, better known as Zinfandel outside of Italy, which will surely captivate you with its sweetness.
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