Apollonio

Marcello Apollonio

Historical wine producer in Apulia.

Apollonio story goes back to 1870, when Noè Apollonio first started to produce and sell wine. The following generation, Marcello, opened new establishments, set up vineyards, gathered grapes, made wine and marketed it.

In 1960, Salvatore, Marcello’s son, took over the company and transformed it into the present day Apollonio wine.

In 1975 he begin to bottle wine with his own brand name. Since 1995, the
company has been run and managed by Marcello (marketing) and
Massimiliano (enologist)

Owner: Apollonio family
Winemaker: Massimiliano Apollonio
Varietals planted: Primitivo, Negramaro, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Malvasia
nera di Lecce, Malvasia nera di Brindisi, Garganega
Winery production: 200.000 bottles

APOLLONIO CASA VINICOLA s.r.l
Monteroni di Lecce (LE)
Web: www.apolloniovini.it


Apollonio intro doc

Apulia region

  • Copertino DOC
  • Salice Salentino DOC
  • Divoto – Copertino DOC
  • Squinzano DOC
  • Terragnolo Primitivo – Salento Rosso IGT
  • Terragnolo Negroamaro – Salento Rosso IGT

Elfo line – IGP

  • Negramaro
  • Susamaniello
  • Rosato
  • Bianco di Alessano

 

Wines labels & details

Copertino

DOC

Negroamaro 70%, Montepulciano 30%
Winemaking:
Maceration for 30 – 45 days and fermentation.
6 months in French and Russian barrels, 6 months in bottle.

Copertino label

Salice Salentino

DOC

Negramaro 80%, Malvasia Nera di Lecce and Brindisi 20%
Winemaking:
Maceration for 30 – 45 days and fermentation. 6 months in French and Russian barrels, 6 months in bottle.

Salice Salentino label

Divoto

Copertino rosso DOC

Negramaro 70%, Montepulciano 30%
Winemaking:
Traditional maceration for 45 days and fermentation of the must in large oak casks. Two years in French barrels and one year in bottle.

Divoto label

 

Squinzano

DOC

Negramaro 70%, Sangiovese 15%, Malvasia Nera 15%
Winemaking:
Traditional maceration of 45 days followed by fermentation. 6 month in French and Russian barrels and 6 months in bottle.

Squinzano label

Terragnolo Primitivo

Salento rosso IGT

Primitivo 100%
Winemaking:
Traditional maceration for 30 – 45 days followed by fermentation. 1 year in American barrels and 1 year in bottle.

Terragnolo Primitivo label

Terragnolo Negramaro

Salento rosso IGT

Negramaro 100%
Winemaking:
Traditional maceration for 30 – 45 days followed by fermentation. 1 year in American barrels and 1 year in bottle.

Terragnolo Negroamaro label

 

Elfo line
Elfo white

– 100% Garganega
Wine making: Fermentation in steel tanks

Elfo red

– 100% Negramaro
Wine making: Traditional soaking for 30 – 45 days and fermentation of the must at controlled temperature
Ageing: 3 months in American barrels

Elfo Susumaniello

– 100% Susumaniello
Wine making: Fermentation of the must at controlled temperature

 

Elfo rosato

– 100% Negramaro