Apollonio was a benchmark producer in the region in the early part of the 20th Century and continues to forge ahead today with Marcello and Massamiliano, the fourth generation of the Apollonio family at the helm. The winery is just outside the town of Lecce, in the heart of Puglia, the southern heel of Italy.
Puglian wines are currently quite in vogue and tasting Apollonio's examples certainly shows why that is. Great care is taken in the production and vinification of local grape varieties to produce wines of uniquely southern Italian character. 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 while being beautifully elegant in their structure and style.