2016 Apollonio Salento Primitivo ( Zinfandel )

2016 Apollonio Salento Primitivo ( Zinfandel )

91 Points John Caro
2016 Apollonio Salento Primitivo ( Zinfandel )
91 Points John Caro

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Lovely black fruit in a gentle, elegant style - the Apollonio Primitivo is a southern Italian charmer. In Puglia the climate is Mediterranean and the early-ripening Primitivo grape is used to make a deeper, darker red. But Apollonio offers this in a very sophisticated form, with beautifully defined fruit and a balanced medium body. Excellent value for the barbeque or dinner table.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Apollonio was a benchmark producer in the region in the early part of the 20th Century and continues to forge ahead today with the fourth generation of the Apollonio family at the helm. The wines of Puglia have never received as much interest in the past 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. Ageing typically takes place in barrel and then bottle for extended periods before release. Powerful and complex, the wines have flavours of ripe, dark fruits and leather, attractive weight, richness and balanced tannin. They brilliantly represent the terroir and climate of Puglia while being beautifully elegant in their structure and style. In 2012, Apollonio's Divoto Copertino Rosso 2004 won the Trophy at the IWC Awards. Traditional bush vine cultivation is the norm for Apollonio which naturally limits yield, ensuring the best quality grapes go into the Apollonio wines.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"The nose is frank and elegant, full of black cherry, black pepper and dried flowers. Light body, fairly balanced with a strong touch of tannin in the finish. Fresh with pleasant roundness. Harmonious and intense with warm mineral tones. "

Stats & Food Matching

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    Southern Italy

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PASTA



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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