Wine from Puglia (from “Apulia” — ‘without rain’) is considered honest because of its unpretentious, undemanding ability to thrive in a hot, dry, often difficult environment. Puglia is one of Italy’s consistently hottest and driest regions. This region occupies the lower end of Italy, from the ‘spur’ to the ‘heel.’ as it were, divided into six provinces.
According to Lonely Planet, “Puglia is comprised of sun-bleached landscapes, silver olive groves, picturesque seascapes, and memorable hilltop and coastal towns. It is a lush, largely flat farming region, skirted by a long coast that alternates between glittering limestone precipices and long sandy beaches… In a land where the cuisine is all-important, Puglia’s cucina povera (peasant cooking) is legendary. Olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives and fresh seafood strain its table.”