The most important southern region, certainly by volume, and probably overall, by offering the most number of notable wines. These are in variety and seem to reflect a generous and varied food tradition fed by a good measure each of a long seacoast for fish, plains famous for vast wheat growing and hills. Olives, almonds and legumes are star ingredients. In the region’s south, the important reds for well known Docs, Salice Salentino, Copertino, Manduria and Brindisi, are the grapes Primitivo (Zinfandel) and Negroamaro. Further north, Uva di Troia is the basis of generous and easy drinking Castel del Monte and Rosso Barletta reds. Further up again, Montepulciano and Sangiovese take over. Vibrant and fresh whites from Fiano, Greco and Falanghina are turning heads now, as well.