Puglia, also known as Apulia, is in the south of Italy; the heel of Italy’s boot.
The region is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area’s varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent wines & cuisine.
Some of the best values Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region. Most Puglia wine is red, full-bodied. Producers in Puglia have focused on local grapes like Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Bombino Nero.
The two most popular and widely available wines from Puglia are Salice Salentino and Primitivo (the same grape as California’s Zinfandel!).
Valvaglione was founded in 1921 in Leporano, in the heart of Puglia, at the gates of the splendid Salento. Now in the hands of Cosimo and Maria Teresa Varvaglione, the estate comprises of 150 hectares, focused on indigenous varieties such as Primitivo and Negroamaro.
Working closely with the University of Udine and the University of Rome Tor Vergata to enhance quality, the company has been able to blend the experience of tradition with innovation.