Primitivo is the most famous grape from Puglia, very well known also outside Italy as it is the same as Zinfandel in California. The name Primitivo refers to the early ripening, as a matter of fact, it is one of the first grape to be harvested in Italy in the summer.

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Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:
Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata
Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim

Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Puglia.

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