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Wine visits in Puglia

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#21

It used to be called fiano aromatico, but is isn’t the same grape and changed its name to avoid confusion.


#22

Thanks. We’ve noticed that some wines here have been labelled as 100% Fiano Minutolo, which was leaving us seriously coinfused.


#23

The sommelier at the hotel we’ve now moved to is also a fan of I Pastini, so we hope the Society’s buyers have at least checked it out. But his passion is for what he regards as authentic local primitivo, for which we took us to a small producer: Trullo di Pezza. The fiano and the aglianico were nothing really special, but the primitivi are definitely worth a look if you are passing that way.


#24

Just returned from a week in Puglia. A few days close to Ostuni and then further south near to Otranto. Both delightful towns.

Absolutely blown away with the quality of both food and wine- and at reasonable cost considering the dire sterling / euro exchance rate.

On three occasions a grape variety appeared on our table that I’d never heard of - Susumaneillo! One blended with Primitivo, one with Negroamaro and one on its own (unblended). All were good, the Primitivo blend particularly so.


#25

A wonderful wine from Puglia, had the chance to taste it at the recent Durham tasting and it was the highlight of the night for me.


#26

Yes, we too were fascinated to discover Susumaniello (and bought a few bottles). See the posts earlier on this thread.


#27

This ‘baby Graticciaia’ from Vallone is a blend of negroamaro and the afore-mentioned susumaniello. Delicious, and fab value.


#28

Please stop … no more temptation :see_no_evil::see_no_evil::rofl:


#29

If not too late or already mentioned, i visited Castello Monaci winery when in Lecce last year. Beutiful estate and wines.


#30

I see Ewan has linked to a current TWS offering of a Susumaniello blend, but TWS have had this variety covered for some time, I bought a varietal Susumaniello from TWS in 2012


#31

Just noticed this thread, I am of to Puglia in may. Any more suggestions for wine visits or things in general would be very welcome.


#32

On a visit last Summer, we had a very good visit to I Pastini at Martina Franca, who produce some good local varietals: www.ipastini.it. The tour is also quite interesting because of the old rural buildings.
Another stop was at Trullo di Pezza near Salento (http://www.trullodipezza.com/en/). But that was much enhanced by the fact that we were being given a private tasting by the sommelier at the (excellent) Masseria Bagnara nearby, where we were staying. He has a great passion for the local wines, especially Primitivo, and did a further tasting for us at the Masseria.