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Società Agricola La Bollina S.r.l.
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Red wine 2017 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Primitivo "Sovrano", Apulia, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 20.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Primitivo
Registration number: #Bol-L1720

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Last reviewed: 31 January, 2021

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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