A "New World" in Europe
by Paul Franson
Apr 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Apulia, the heel of Italy's boot, is undergoing a revolution. The area boasts the intense sun and growing conditions to produce fruit-intensive wines like those from Australia, Chile and California, but it long supplied mostly forgettable wines sold locally from spigots or shipped north to beef up wimpy vintages in other regions. Those days are rapidly ending. New techniques of viticulture, like matching varieties to soil, more appropriate trellising, dropping excessive fruit, and modern clean w...
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