Apollonio

In the Apollonio wine you will find the story of four generations living for, producing and dreaming of wine, inspired by the ancient musty smell. The cradle of this story is the land of Puglia, whose territory and climate make it one of the best Italian regions producing excellent wine. The grapes used, grown in endless vineyards, are carefully chosen and worked, and then let age in barrels and bottles in the fresh air of a winery in Monteroni. Apollonio’s story is long and intense. It’s 1870 when Noè starts producing and marketing wine. His son, Marcello, modernizes the firm during the belle époque. His excellent nose for business and the help of his large Family allow him to make the qualitative leap: Marcello sets up the factory, plants the vineyards, harvests, makes wine and sells it. His farmhands, both men and women, work for him every day, even at night. Marcello’s personal participation lightens their work and he often shares a lavish meal with them for a refreshing break.

Copertino

Area of production:
Copertino, Monteroni, Arnesano, San Pietro in L.,
Carmiano – Puglia
Soil: Chalky-clay
Cultivation: Low tree-like vines
Grape variety used: 70% Negroamaro, 20% Montepulciano
10% Malvasia Nera
Harvest: Manual harvest a few days after grapes are ripe
Wine making: Traditional soaking for 30 – 45 days and fermentation of the must at controlled temperature
Ageing: 6 months in French and Russian barrels.
Colour: Ruby-red
Bouquet: Clean, generous and full-bodied
Alcoholic strength: 14,00%
Recommendation: Particularly well suited with roast and game
Recommended temperature: 18°C
Storage time: Five years, if the wine is stored in appropriate cellars

Terragnolo Primitivo

Area of production: Salento – Puglia
Soil: Chalky-clay
Cultivation: Low tree-like vines
Grape variety used: 100% Primitivo
Harvest: Manual harvest when grapes are fully ripe
Wine making: Traditional soaking for 30 – 45 days followed
by fermentation of the must at controlled temperature
Ageing: 1 year in American barrels and 1 year in bottles
Colour: Ruby-red with burgundy flashes
Bouquet: Very typical and delicate
Alcoholic strength: 14.50%.
Recommendation:
Very suitable with roasts, red meat and game
Recommended temperature: 18°C
Storage time: Many years, if the wine is stored in appropriate cellars.

Diviotto Copertino Riserva

Training system: old bush vines.
Climate: Mediterranean. Cold season is short and mild.
Grape varieties: Negroamaro 70%; Montepulciano 30%.
Harvest: hand picking, after the grapes are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure harvest is delayed.
Winemaking: traditional temperature-controlled fermentation of must in large Slavonian oak vats for 30-45 days.
Ageing: 24 months in French oak barrels, 6 months in large barrels, 12 months in bottles.
Colour: deep ruby-red with garnet reflections.
Tasting notes: A wide range of aromas can be found in it. Its sumptuous, enticing fragrances resemble ripe red fruits, spicy notes like black pepper or cloves, and a delicate touch of coffee. Its well-bodied palate is firmly structured and intense, with good tannins. It has a long finish with a lingering fruity note.
Alcohol: 14-15%
Food pairing: roasted or grilled red meat, meat pies, oven-baked lamb, savoury and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 20 °C
Storage period: many years, if the wine is stored out of light in suitable cellars at a constant temperature of 10-14 °C, with 60-70% humidity levels, and in a horizontal position so as to keep corks moist and elastic.

Salice Salento Rosso

Vineyards: Salice, Veglie, Guagnano, San Pancrazio, San Donaci
Wine name/Appellation: SALICE SALENTINO DOP ROSSO
Training system: old bush vines.
Climate: Mediterranean. Cold season is short and mild.
Grape varieties: Negroamaro 80%; Malvasia Nera 20%.
Harvest: hand picking, after the grapes are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure harvest is delayed.
Winemaking: traditional temperature-controlled fermentation of must in large Slavonian oak vats for 30-45 days.
Ageing: 6 months in French oak barriques, 6 months in large barrels, 6 months in bottles.
Colour: intense ruby-red.
Tasting notes: A robust wine with a velvety, harmonious balance and a persistent fruity finish. Intense, elegant fragrances of blackberries and plums. On the palate it is pleasant, well-structured but with a good vinous and ethereal acid balance. Firm yet soft tannins.
Alcohol: about 14-15%
Food pairing: best drunk with red meats, with not too spicy fish soups, with mixed boiled meats and cooked salamis, and with fermented, hard cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18 °C
Storage period: many years, if the wine is stored out of light in suitable cellars at a constant temperature of 10-14 °C, with 60-70% humidity levels, and in a horizontal position so as to keep corks moist and elastic.

Valle Cupa

Area of production: Copertino,Monteroni,Arnesano,
San Pietro in L., Carmiano (Puglia)
Soil: Chalky-clay
Grapes: 50% Negramaro50 % Primitivo
Cultivation: Low tree-like vines
Harvest: Manual harvest a few days after grapes are ripe.
Wine making: Traditional soaking for 45 days and fermentation
of the must in large oak casks.
Ageing: Two years in French barrels and one year in bottles.
Colour: Ruby-red Bouquet:stylish, with a very particular bouquet.
Alcoholic strength: 14,50%
Recommendation: Particularly well suited for substantial roast meat dishes
Recommended temperature: 20°C
Storage time: Many years, if the wine is stored in appropriate cellars.

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                          Elfo Negroamaro Rosato

Vineyards:Salento – Apulia
Wine name: ELFO ROSATO SALENTO IGP
Training system: Bush vines.
Grape varieties: Negroamaro 100 %.
Harvest: hand picking, after the grapes are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good acidity, some harvests can begin earlier.
Winemaking/Aging: soft pressing, so as to preserve the floral, fruity taste of these grapes. Two weeks of controlled-temperature fermentation. Aged in steel tanks for three months. Bottling in February.
Colour: Coral red with copper reflections.
Alcohol: about 12-13%
Food pairing: best drunk with aperitifs or appetizers (platters of salamis, hams), and with meat-based pasta dishes. It also goes with fish dishes like seafood salad, grilled fish and Adriatic fish soups.
Serving temperature: 10-15 °C
Storage period: an early-drinking wine, to be consumed within 5 years.

Elfo Negroamaro Rosso

Vineyards: Salento – Apulia
Wine name/Appellation: ELFO ROSSO NEGROAMARO SALENTO IGP
Training system: Espallier.
Grape varieties: Negroamaro 100 %.
Harvest: mechanized after maturation of the bunch. In order to obtain a good acidity, some harvests can begin earlier.
Winemaking: soft pressing, so as to preserve the floral, fruity taste of these grapes. Two weeks of controlled-temperature fermentation. Before bottling aged in steel tanks for three months. Colour: ruby red with purple reflections.
Tasting notes: A warm, round wine with a pleasant freshness coming through. Vinous, intense aromas with rich, fruity notes. A floral note enhances its freshness on the palate, with pleasant vegetal undertones and a good persistence. Alcohol: about 13-14%
Food pairing: best drunk with aperitifs or appetizers, it also goes with meat dishes (rabbit, veal, lamb, etc.). Serving temperature: 10-15 °C
Storage period: 5 years, if it is stored in suitable cellars.