while Negroamaro and Primitivo get more attention in Puglia, its 3rd grape should also get some attention. Also known as Uva di Troia, this red grape provides a ripe, warm and full bodied red wine that complements Puglian staple dishes, like orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe. In Southern Italy, spice becomes more prominent in cuisine, and this red wine works well with spicy food, which can sometimes be challenging with wine. A reference to the mythical Troy, reflecting millennia of Greek influence in Puglia going back to the Mycenaeans.
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