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Italy’s Puglia region has become a treasure
trove of delicious, affordable reds made from
local grapes, like this three-variety blend.
What You Need To Know
Puglia is having a moment:
Food-obsessed travelers are flocking to this hardscrabble
southern Italian region (the heel of the Italian “boot”) to sample
its rich olive oils, rustic cuisine and increasingly polished wines.
This typical red blend comes from Torre Quarto, a grand estate
winery built by the French dukes of La Rochefoucauld in 1847
under the name Quarto Ducale. Since 1931, it has been owned
by the Cirillo Farrusi family. They’ve based this rustic red on
Puglia’s native Uva di Troia grape, which gives it muscular tannins.
Sangiovese adds juiciness and Primitivo (a.k.a. Zinfandel)
contributes lush fruit flavors.
Spicy cherry and chutney
Rustic, earthy cassis
and tobacco notes.
Decant and serve with
food, at cellar temperature—the decanter should be
cool to the touch.
Bold poultry dishes, red
meats or barbecued anything.
FOOD & WINE selects the recipes and is closely involved in evaluating the wines offered by licensed retailers through the FOOD & WINE Wine Club. Global Wine Company has been selected to service and fulfill the
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