Apollonio Valle Cupa, Primitivo Negroamaro, Puglia Italy
A beautiful blend of native grape varieties Negroamaro and the famous Primitivo (AKA Zinfandel)
‘Valle Cupa’ is deep ruby red in colour. The aromas on the nose are rich with notes of blackberry, ripe red fruit and hints of spices. On the palate it is full-bodied yet it has a softness and freshness given by the good acidity. It finishes long with all of the persistent fruity notes. it will pair well with hearty roasted meat dishes, game, and even spicy or flavourful hard cheeses.
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.