Marcello and Massimiliano Apollonio are the fourth generation of the Apollonio family to carry on the family business, which dates back to the 19th century. The wines of Apulia have never received as much interest as they do now. Tasting Apollonio's wines shows that here at least the attention is justified. Great care is taken in the production and vinification of local grape varieties to produce wines of uniquely southern Italian character. Hand harvested grapes are gently pressed then fermented on the skins for over a month. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and the wines are aged for long periods in old oak barrels. Full, rich and velvety with complex baked fruits and soft, leathery notes. A delicious long finish. Particularly suited to roast meats and read meat dishes.