In this posting, we are taking a closer look at some little-known, indigenous grapes from southern Italy. Both wines are produced by Masseria Li Veli in southern Puglia, the “heel” of the boot of Italy. This is a land of great history, having first been colonized by the Greeks in the 8th Century BC, followed by the Romans, the Normans, the Turks and the Venetians among others. All of them brought their unique cultures to the area, and all of them made wine. At Masseria Li Veli, they take great pride in their history, and the grapes and wines traditional to Puglia. While they do grow and produce wines from the common varieties of modern Puglia, such as Negroamaro, Fiano and...
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