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Region: Apulia (Puglia)

Aleatico di Puglia DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Kind: Sweet wine
Taste: Sweet
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 15%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 2 years
Storage potential: Above 10 years

This soft, crimson red dessert wine has been produced in Apulia for centuries from Aleatico grapes (85-100%), with the permitted addition of Negroamaro and/or Malvasia Nera and Primitivo (0-15%). The wine is produced throughout the region.

With aging, Aleatico di Puglia DOC develops an extremely delicate bouquet. The color of the wine is a more or less intense ruby red, which gets purple reflections after storage and which turns to orange-red after several years of aging. In addition to its delicate and distinctive scent, the wine has a full-bodied, medium sweet to sweet, soft taste, which is a typical feature of the Aleatico grape.

The wine is made in most parts of Apulia, especially in the provinces of Bari and Brindisi, and there are 3 types available:

  1. Aleatico di Puglia Dolce Naturale DOC (natural sweet), with 15% alcohol content and a legal minimum of 2 years of aging before the wine is released on the market.
  2. Aleatico di Puglia Riserva DOC with a legal minimum of 3 years of aging before releasing on the market.
  3. Aleatico di Puglia Liquoroso DOC is a fortified dessert wine. After harvest, the grapes are slightly dried. The wine must keep an alcohol content of minimum 18.5%. It’s a warm, sweet, balanced and inviting wine. Legal minimum of aging is 5 years before it’s released on the market.

Those wines have a fine aging potential of 10 years or more.

Find a covered terrace, have a delicious dessert and enjoy a glass (or two) of this glorious wine.

Great dishes to have with Aleatico di Puglia DOC

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