Wine and Gourmet Tours of Salento

Wine and Gourmet Tours of Salento

Percorsi is the only one in a position to offer beside the trip a complete and well organised set of service to world-wide Gourmans and offers wine-tasting tours of the oldest wineries in Salento. A good wine is always good to accompany a simple and healthy dish, as the whole Salento and Apulian cuisine in general. The typical Lecce and Salento cuisine is healthy and genuine. Local produce such as durum wheat, tomatoes, artichokes, fava beans, rocket, courgettes, beans, fennel, peppers, onions, olive, cauliflower.
Orecchiette, little ear-shaped shells that are still produced by hand, taieddhra (onions, potatoes, zucchini, mussels, tomatoes, parsley and oil),), representing the old traditional dishes. Puglia's long coastline and fishing tradition bring large quantities of seafood to the table. Red mullet, gilt-head bream, mussels, sea bass and cuttlefish are featured in many recipes and many seafront restaurants in towns like Gallipoli and Otranto, serve just fresh caught fish. The Salento's hinterland plays a fundamental role in Italy's agricultural economy, producing quantities of excellent olive oil and full-bodied, robust wines, such as Salice Salentino. The most widely grown grape variety is “Negroamaro” (literally ‘black bitter’). Almost exclusively cultivated in Puglia, Negroamaro is used to produce some of the region’s best wines, including Salice Salentino.
With our Gourmet Tours discover the flavors of Puglia!