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Apollonio, Italy

The wines of Puglia have never received as much interest as they do now. Tasting Apollonio’s wines shows that attention is now justified.

Great care is taken to produce wines of uniquely southern Italian character from local varietals. Ageing typically takes place in barrel and then bottle for extended periods before release. Powerful and complex, the wines have flavours of ripe, dark fruits and leather, attractive weight, richness and balanced tannin. They brilliantly represent the terroir and climate of Puglia, beautifully elegant in their structure and style.

Viticulture

Traditional bush vine cultivation is the norm for Apollonio which naturally limits yield, ensuring the best quality grapes go into the Apollonio wines. All the grapes are hand harvested.

Winemaking

Hand harvested grapes are gently pressed then fermented on the skins for over a month. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and the wines are aged for long periods in 500-2000L old oak barrels.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • A benchmark producer in the region in the early part of the 20th Century and continues to forge ahead today with the fourth generation of the Apollonio family at the helm.
  • Powerful and complex, the wines have flavours of ripe, dark fruits and leather, attractive weight, richness and balanced tannin. They brilliantly represent the terroir and climate of Puglia while bein
  • Traditional bush vine cultivation which naturally limits yields.