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Cantina Sociale Luca Gentile Soc. Coop.
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Red wine 2006 Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo, Apulia, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 10.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel and new barrique
Variety: Primitivo
Registration number: #SLG-L08092

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Last reviewed: 4 January, 2010

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Puglia The zone includes the municipalities of Acquaviva delle Fonti, Adelfia, Altamura, Casamassima, Cassano delle Murge, Castellana Grotte, Conversano, Gioia del Colle, Grumo Appula, Noci, Putignano, Rutigliano, Sammichele di Bari, Sannicandro di Bari, Santeramo in Colle and Turi in the province of Bari. Bianco is produced from Trebbiano Toscano (50-70%), as well as other authorised varieties (30-50%). The Rosso and Rosato types of wine are blended from Primitivo = Tribidrag (50-60%), Montepulciano and/or Negroamaro...

The region of Apulia (Italian: Puglia) with its capital Bari lies deep in the south of Italy on the Adriatic coast. The elongated region consists of the spur (the Gargano mountains) and the heel (the Salento peninsula) of the boot. The name goes back to the Apuli; a tribe of the Oscians. The area is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world, as the Phoenicians and Greeks planted vines here 3,000 years ago. The Romans particularly appreciated the wine from Tarentum (port city of Taranto) and the poet Horace (65-8 BC) described the area as a place of "eternal spring". The Staufer Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) was King of...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

Synonym for the grape varieties Montepulciano and Tribidrag; see there.

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