Apollonio 1870

Apollonio 1870

(MONTERONI DI LECCE – LECCE) Marcello and Massimiliano Apollonio manage this family-run company founded in 1870 in the heart of Salento within the Negramaro Park. The Divoto Copertino Riserva red wine is one of the most representative of the company’s production. 

Apollonio 1870’s History & Terroir

The Apollonio Winery is located in southern Italy in the Municipality of Monteroni di Lecce located in the central Salento , a few kilometers from Lecce and is part of the Negramaro Park

The area surrounding the company, which covers an area of ​​about 70 hectares, is characterized by a purely flat morphology and falls in the Valle della Cupa , that is, in that portion of the plain, around the Lecce capital, characterized by a large karst depression .

Here the countryside presents, as for the whole of Salento, vast plots of vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields. The farms are also frequent, a truly particular landscape rich in history.

Apollonio 1870 vineyards in Puglia

Philosophy of Apollonio 1870

Founded in 1870 by Noè Apollonio, the family-run winery has reached its fourth generation. The two entrepreneurs Marcello and Massimiliano Apollonio manage the winery; the latter is a qualified enologist as well as the president for Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria of Assoenologi, the Italian association of enologists.

Renowned for the love of their land, the Apollonio family has seen its winery grow unrestrainedly. The cellars of the company produce 1,500,000 bottles per year, divided into five different lines: Linea Apollonio, Linea Terre del Grico, Linea Rocca dei Mori, Linea Compagnia Vignaioli, and Linea Forte Incanto.

Among the many reds, suffice it to mention Terragnolo and Rocca dei MoriMani del Sud and the white wine Elfo. However, a word of appreciation goes to Divoto Copertino, an intense wine with a pleasantly persistent finish.

The company outstands in the production of barrel-aged wines featuring the experience of the long tradition coupled with a foresight for innovation based on the present experience.

Apollonio 1870 tasting cellar

Apollonio 1870 Wines

Exported in almost 40 countries worldwide, its wines attest the international appeal of this winery; the wine production follows the same methods its founders believed in, while applying state-of-the-art technology to optimize the productive process and the marketing of its wines.

The rigorous selection of local grapes is the foundation of this company’s philosophy: the use of Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia Nera, Susumaniello, and Bianco d’Alessano strengthens the connection of this winery with the territory. The Apollonio wines are a vital expression of the Salento area thanks to the commitment and mastery with which the Apollonio family conducts the continuous work and quality consistency, strongly rooted in the Apulian wine-making tradition.

Divoto Copertino Riserva DOP

Appellation: Copertino Riserva DOP
Grapes: 70% Negroamaro, 30% Montepulciano
Alcohol: 14 – 15% 

Info & Contacts Apollonio 1870

Adress: Via San Pietro in Lama 7, 73047 Monteroni di Lecce (LE)
Tel: +39 0832 327182
Website: www.apolloniovini.it
e-mail: info@apolloniovini.it
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