Organic wine Puglia

Organic wine Puglia

Puglia is the giant among Italian wine-growing regions,

taking into account the volume of wine produced, which is greater than that of Germany.


Apuglia was long regarded as a supplier of cheap, dark-colored bulk wines, which were used not only in other regions of Italy but throughout Europe as so-called cover wines to give weakly colored wines a better appearance, which was supposed to suggest better quality.

Today Puglia still produces more grapes than the market can absorb. Part of the excess grapes are distilled into industrial alcohol. Another part is processed into concentrated grape must, which is used as a substitute for beet or cane sugar to sweeten excessively acidic wines, or to add low-sugar must before fermentation to increase the alcohol content of the resulting wine. Of course, the organic wines from Antica Enotria or other organic wines in our range are not manipulated in any way - that's why our company name is organic wine [pur].

Apulia has been occupied and ruled for millennia by foreign lords, Byzantines, Saracens, Lombards, Goths, Normans, Swabians, Venetians, Aragonese and Bourbons, who all appreciated the fertility and easy tillage of the gently undulating soils, as well as the wine and the Olive oil. All left their traces and influences that still shape life in Puglia today.

The production of slightly higher-quality wines was only occasionally taken care of around 1970. Vines no longer grew rampant near the ground, where the grapes had to be harvested by hand in a bent position. First, the Gobelet training of the vines was introduced, in which they grow individually in the vineyard like small trees, and in which the grapes can also only be harvested manually. Training in high espaliers was also practiced, in which the grapes thrive above head height and are harvested in a stretched position. Since all of these methods required manual harvesting, for which there were not always enough harvest workers available, vines were increasingly kept in what is known as wire training, in which the vines are attached in long rows to taut wires and cannot be damaged during mechanical harvesting. Today, some wineries are going back to high espalier training, in which the grapes are not exposed to the increasingly intense sunlight.


Important indigenous grape varieties in Puglia

  • Aglianico: also known as the Barolo of the South because the Aglianico grape produces wines of the highest quality that are fruity, lively, are resistant to aging and well structured.
  • Negroamaro: produces extremely elegant red wines of dark ruby red color with an almost black shimmer. Its bouquet is fresh with hints of apples and pears, also dried plums. The taste is full-bodied, fruity and smooth.
  • Nero di Troia: Intense color, tannins and alcohol, with aromas of sour cherries and herbs. Ages well.
  • Primitivo: Deep ruby red color with strawberry red nuances when young. On the palate it reveals notes of plums, blackberry jam and raspberries with hints of violets, hay, tobacco and oriental spices.
  • Falanghina: light straw color, with a delicate vanilla note that is not due to the aging in barriques. Notes of fresh fruit are added to the taste.
  • Fiano: low yield, extremely storable, straw yellow, fresh and dry with a scent of roasted hazelnuts, elegant and fine. li>

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New Cantina Loda, Padua, Garda DOC, Cabernet Sauvignon, organic wine, red, from € 9.60

Product no.: 1005

All grapes dream of becoming a great wine. At  the Cantina Loda this dream comes true. Convince yourself.

9.00 / bottle(s) *
Old price 14.50 €
1 l = 12.00 €
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