The last decade or so has seen a revolution in Puglian winemaking and it is now one of the most exciting wine producing regions in Italy.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, soft sea breezes and wonderful local grape varieties, it has enviable natural advantages but historically production has been dominated by large scale, table wine producers.
A recent influx of small, quality-conscious producers, intent on making the most of region's superb growing conditions, has seen quality soar though, and, for the moment at least, prices remain extraordinarily good.
Passalacqua is one of the producers leading the charge. Their wines are all organic (with various biodynamic practices thrown into the mix), minimal sulphites are used in production, and the quality across the board is exceptional.
The Terra Sasso 2014 is an unfiltered 50/50 blend of Negroamaro and Primitivo, two of the region's key grape varieties. It is medium bodied with silky tannins, vibrant red fruit, fresh acidity, floral notes and a long more-ish finish.
It would be delicious with roast meats or hard cheeses and, although perfect for drinking now, will age well over the next few years.
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