Apulia lies far in the South of Italy at the Adriatic Coast. It borders on Molise in the North and on the Campania and the Basilicata in the West. A vineyard of about 108.000 hectare is cultivated. Apulia has a landscape of high plains and lowlands. In opposite to the other regions here are only very few mountains. The climate is hot and with low precipitation.
The region is also called Italy’s wine vault. The diversity of the varieties of vine is immense and thus there are many DOC zones. 80 percent of the produced wines are red wines, due to the hot climate.
The most important red types of wine are Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Negroamaro, Pinot Nero, Primitivo, Sangiovese and Uva di Troia. White types of wine are Bombino Bianco, Falanghina, Impigno and Verdeca; there are also promising efforts with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.