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.

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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
5% Malvasia nera di Lecce, 5% Malvasia nera di Brindisi
Climate:
Mild winters with very dry springs and summers
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 and 6 months in bottles
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
Recommended glass:
First decant and then serve in a large bowl-shaped glass
Storage time:
Five years, if the wine is stored in appropriate cellars

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Area of production:
Salento – Puglia
Soil:
Chalky-clay
Cultivation:
Low tree-like vines
Grape variety used:
100% Primitivo
Climate:
Mild winters with very dry springs and summers
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
Recommended glass:
First decant and then serve in a large bowl-shaped glass
Storage time:
Many years, if the wine is stored in appropriate cellars.

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TASTING NOTES:

Area of production:
Copertino,Monteroni,Arnesano,
San Pietro in L., Carmiano (Puglia)
Soil:
Chalky-clay
Varietà uve utilizzate:
50% Negramaro50 % Primitivo
Cultivation:
Low tree-like vines
ClimateMild
winters with very dry springs and summers
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-redBouquet:stylish, with a very particular bouquet.
Alcoholic strength:
14,50%
Recommendation:
Particularly well suited for substantial roast meat dishes
Recommended temperature:
20°C
Recommended glass:
First decant and then serve in a large bowl-shaped glass
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.
Climate: Mostly flat areas dotted with a few low hills. From a geological point of view, the region has a calcareous structure. Except for a few areas, its ground is mostly rocky, made up of stony layers and chalky banks.
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 so as to maintain high levels of fixed acids and refined aromas.
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
Recommended glass: a medium tulip glass with an outward-flared rim, as it directs the wine to both sides of the mouth, where the crisp and savoury taste of young wines is better perceived.
Storage period: an early-drinking wine, to be consumed within 5 years.

ELFO NEGROAMARO

Vineyards: Salento – Apulia
Wine name/Appellation: ELFO ROSSO NEGROAMARO SALENTO IGP
Training system: Espallier. Climate: Mostly flat areas dotted with a few low hills. From a geological point of view, the region has a calcareous structure. Except for a few areas, its ground is mostly rocky, made up of stony layers and chalky banks.
Grape varieties: Negroamaro 100 %.
Harvest: mechanized after maturation of the bunch. In order to obtain a good acidity, some harvests can begin earlier so as to maintain high levels of fixed acids and refined aromas.
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
Recommended glass: a medium tulip glass with an outward-flared rim, as it directs the wine to both sides of the mouth, where the crisp and savoury taste of young wines is better perceived.
Storage period: 5 years, if it is stored in suitable cellars.