In the warm and generous Salento region, Apollonio’s sun-kissed vineyards give their sweet, must-scented fruits according to the rhythm of nature, marked by lunar cycles. In the wine cellar located at the winery in Monteroni, red grapes – once gathered and selected – are fermented at a controlled temperature in Slavonian oak vats. Traditional wines are usually aged for 6 to 12 months; large reserve wines, tapered for 24 to 72 months. Later, the wines are bottled without being filtrated, chilled or pasteurized. It takes time for these wines to become unique, recognizable, unmistakable: before putting them on the market, the bottled wines are aged further in 220-litre oak barrels for 6-12 months, in order to provide better micro-oxygenation.
Per l’imbottigliamento utilizziamo solo sughero naturale garantito proveniente dalla Sardegna e dal Portogallo. Per quest’ultima fase la cantina è dotata di una nuova linea di produzione all’avanguardia in grado di imbottigliare fino a 8.000 bottiglie l'ora.