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Region: Apulia (Puglia)

Alezio DOC

The Alezio wines primarily come from the municipality bearing the same name, east of Gallipoli, but they also originate in other areas of municipalities in the Lecce province. In other words, the area is located in the southernmost part of the boot heel of Apulia.

In ancient times, the area was known under the name of ‘Alesium’. Today, the area is not only known for its wines, but also for its many archaeological artifacts dating from ancient times.

The wine is almost exclusively produced from the red grape Negroamaro (Negro Amaro), and it has been produced here for centuries. In fact, the vineyards in the southern part of Apulia have almost exclusively been planted with this grape variety since the 6th century BC.

In addition to the blue Negroamaro grape, varieties include Malvasia with splashes of Sangiovese and Montepulciano to the region’s production of red wine. 

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