The Aleatico di Puglia is a typical Apulian liqueur wine. It has a regional denomination because it is produced in most parts of Apulia.
The inhabitants of the Salentine area expanded cultivation from remoted times on and improved the wine made from the grapes. The variety is still grown, often on small and much scattered parcels of land, throughout the whole of Apulia. The variety’s cluster is small and its grapes are purplish-red in color. Their transparent skins are heavily coated with bloom (a waxlike substance), which gives the whole cluster a deep black appearance.