ALEATICO DI PUGLIA DOC is a red wine dating from 1973 and based, as its name suggests, on Aleatico grown in any of the five provinces in the Puglia (Apulia) region of Italy. In reality most comes from the province of Bari, mainly around Gioia del Colle south of the port of Bari. The dolce naturale version is medium sweet and can be made as a Riserva too. The richer liquoroso version is usually made from grapes dried on racks to concentrate the sugar, and may be fortified with spirit. Upto 15% Negroamaro, Primitivo or Malvasia Nera are allowed.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Wine Atlas of Italy by Burton Anderson (Mitchell Beazley, 1990) p260.