Puglia has to be one of the greatest inside tips in red wine. It’s the ‘hot heel’ of Italy’s south, where scorching sun ripens jet-black local grapes to full-flavoured perfection. It’s home to most of the best-loved Italian reds we’ve ever found ... and you’ll enjoy some absolute belters in today’s rip-roaring selection with 44% OFF the 12-bottle case price. Order now, and enjoy the most flavour-packed wines Puglia has to offer.
Named after a sensual Italian folk dance (immortalised by Dean Martin in ‘That’s Amore’), Tarantella is plummy, rich Merlot from Puglia, home of “sensational bargains of real soul” (Robert Parker). Be warned, it’s full of rich, spicy damson pleasure.
Tenuta Albrizzi comes from land once owned by the Marchese Albrizzi. It’s a rich, plummy red that marries local star Primitivo with international classic Cabernet Sauvignon. A dark, spicy, oak aged red made by a champion winemaker of the region.
Packed with spiced plum and raspberry flavour, this is a rich, dark, velvety red. It's from maestro of Puglia, Angelo Maci, and his pride and joy winery that has twice been voted southern Italy’s finest. A regular customer top favourite.
Like the much adored so-called ‘standard’ Corsiero, this punchy rich red is full of the dark spicy cherry fruit of Nero di Troia. It’s a terrific southern Italian grape, deeply coloured and full of dense red fruit, and with excellent structure. However, in our ‘riserva’ edition – our thoroughbred charger, Purosangue – the grapes are from particularly old vines to lend even more intensity of flavour.
Aglianico del Vulture is considered one of the best red wines in Italy – the Barolo of the south. That's because of its elegance, its many layers of complexity and ageing ability. Enjoy that here in this great red crafted by a top winemaker.
La Fonte d'Oro's built up quite a fan club since it first arrived in 2008. It's a velvet smooth red packed with black fruit flavour thanks to some brilliantly creative winemaking courtesy of the fabulously talented Gaetane Carron. She knew that by drying the finest Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes, two Puglian varieties that ooze ripe fruit character, she’d concentrate their flavours even more. Of course this is a costly way to make wine (which is why famous Amarone starts at around £20), but the results speak for themselves.