Wine Apollonio, Salice Salentino, 2012
Wine rich ruby-red color.
The wine has a harmonious, dense flavor that is enhanced by the presence of velvety tannins. Dominant notes on the palate - fruit, they are beautifully highlighted tones of spice and oak in the finish.
The aroma of wine is bright and complex, with notes of ripe red and black berries, as well as hints of spices.
Wine harmonizes perfectly with red meat, with hot, hard cheeses, sausages, boiled meat, fish soups and game.
Apollonio, Salice Salentino, 2010 - red wine, which is produced from grapes Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera di Lecce and Malvasia Nera di Brindisi grown in the vineyards of the Italian province of Puglia. Here is dominated by clay and chalky soil. Mediterranean climate, very soft due to the influence of the sea, as well as possible helps the development of the crop. Salice Salentino for the production of the crop is harvested by hand and was macerated in oak barrels, which lasts from 30 to 45 days. Then the wine is kept in barrels of Russian and French oak for six months. Thereafter, bottled and kept for a further 6 months.
Wine producer - the company Apollonio, which originated in 1870. However, the history of its more ancient vineyards and has two millennia. The company specializes in the production of traditional wines and grape growing peculiar to the region.
In 1870, Apollo Noah began to create the first wine under his own name. His son Marcello upgraded small winery. Flair entrepreneur and help children helped him make the leap: Marcello opens new premises, plant new vineyards, changing the way of winemaking and marketing. Together with a group of workers in the vineyards he works tirelessly, even at night. Perseverance and passion make him a true expert, consultant, valuable benchmark for other companies.
Successor Marcello son Salvatore worthily continued his father's work, focusing on the production of quality wines under the brand name "Apollo". His sons, Marcello and Massimiliano, in 1995, inherited his father's business and his work ethic and implemented an ambitious policy start to move forward, beyond national borders. Massimiliano having a diploma oenologist and professional experience internships in various wineries in Italy, France and Spain, is now an advisor to the Association of Italian winemakers and Vice President Tasting Committee DOC wines in the Chamber of Commerce of Lecce. Marcello is responsible for marketing and relations with foreign markets.
The grapes for wines subject to rigorous selection of Apollo and when ripe harvested by hand. Plenty of sunshine in this region is almost always allows the grapes to reach the maximum maturity. This makes it possible to create a wine with high alcohol content and a mark of 14% alcohol - the rule rather than the exception. A large variety of grapes cultivated in the vineyard management, allows us to create a great variety of wines. Apollo brand - is synonymous with quality and reliability, which is now known all over the world.