8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines

The allures of southern Italy shine in these new reviews of red and white wine from Sicily, Puglia, Campania and beyond

8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines
Masseria Li Veli was founded in the 19th century by Marquis Antonio de Viti de Marco, but was purchased in 1999 by the Falvo family of Tuscan winery Avignonesi.
Oct 8, 2020

Many of southern Italy's distinctive grape varieties are owed to the seafaring ancient Greeks, who brought new grapes to the fertile soils of modern-day Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Molise. But after more than 2,000 years, southern Italian vintners have definitely made these grapes their own, as the impressive wines in this week's selection show.

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