Apollonio Salice Salentino Bianco
Fragrant, versatile white wine. It offers elegant and rich aromas of grass and fresh fruit.
Dry and soft with a medium body and a pleasant acidity. Particularly well suited to
accompany white meat dishes, cold cuts and all sorts of seafood dishes.
$25.00 / Bottle $300.00 / Case
SALE $8.99 / Bottle $107.88 / Case
The Apollonio family has been involved in winemaking for four generations. Their
estate is located in Lecce, the capital of Salento, which is mid-way between the
Ionic and Adriatic coasts in the region of Puglia (the “heel of the boot” of Italy).
In 1975, Salvatore Apollonio re-organized and expanded the family business. He
upgraded the winery and started bottling his own wines with his own Apollonio label
on his estate. Salvatore’s sons, Marcello and Massimiliano, have since inherited the
estate and continue with ambitious plans to upgrade and expand. Massimiliano, the
estate’s winemaker, works with a variety of indigenous grapes originally brought to the area by the Greeks and Phoenicians.
This Salice Salentino is made from a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested by hand when the grapes are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure, harvest is delayed so as to facilitate the concentration of sugar and extractive substances. Soft pressing is followed by fermentation in temperature-controlled steel tanks for about 2 weeks. The wine is aged in acacia barrels for 3 months.