Apollonio Terraganalo Primitivo, Puglia Italy
The translation of Primitivo is "early ripening" since the grapes accumulate a lot of sugar early in the season and the resulting wines are big, rich and fruit driven.
A rich full bodied intense red, with a striking nose of figs, blueberries and stewed blackberry. A blast of blackcurrant on the palate and an excellent fruit driven finish with a hint of coconut.
The Apollonio Wine Company has a long and deep-rooted history, and is now awarded with the title of ‘Impresa Storica d’Italia’ (historic company of Italy). This four-generation history – always evolving yet remaining faithful to itself – began in 1870, when Noè Apollonio started his adventure, followed by his son Marcello, who would later modernize the small firm.
After World War II, Marcello’s son, Salvatore, marked a turning point by introducing business management. Today, it is the turn of the fourth generation to run the company: Marcello and Massimiliano Apollonio have succeeded in exporting a label that is a byword for first-rate quality and trustworthiness all over the world.