Wine Apollonio, "Valle Cupa", Salento IGT, 2011
Reviews of purchase Apollonio, "Valle Cupa", Salento IGT, 2011
The wine is dark red in color.
Full-bodied, full-bodied wine with excellent balance, tones of black fruit and a note of bitter chocolate taste. The finish is long and elegant.
The wine has a complex aroma with notes of dried cherry and eucalyptus, with delicately woven shades of herbs and tobacco.
The wine goes well with meat dishes (preferably beef) and game.
"Valle Cupa" - dry red wine that is produced from a blend of grape varieties Negroamaro and Primitivo, grown in the vineyards of the Italian province of Puglia. It is dominated by chalky soil. For wine harvest is picked by hand and was macerated in oak barrels, which lasts up to 45 days. Then the wine is kept in French oak barrels for two years. After that, "Valle Cupa" bottled and aged for another year in the cellar of the winery.
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.