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Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento

R 215.00

Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento is fruity with floral hints of white fruit, green apple and lime on the nose. Crisp, mineral, with good acidity and flavour on the palate.

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🔎 Vivino | Wine-Searcher 🍇

Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento is fruity with floral hints of white fruit, green apple and lime on the nose. Crisp, mineral, with good acidity and flavour on the palate.

  • Brand: Apollonio
  • Description: Perlé White
  • Vintages Available: 2021
  • Country, Region: Italy, Puglia
  • Appellation: IGP


70% Verdeca
30% Bianco D'Alessano

About the Producer

In 1870 Noè Apollonio planted his own vineyard and produced wine for the first time. He owned a winery in his hometown Aradeo, in ‘Via dei Pozzi Dolci”, the street of wineries and pasta-makers. It was in this plant that he first turned into wine Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes harvested on chalky-clay soils from the nearby villages.

Driven by the same passion inherited from his father Noè, son Marcello proved to be just as hardworking and enthusiastic. After moving to the town of Maglie, he bought some vineyards and rented various wine plants all across the Salento territory. The increased production helped to satisfy his numerous clients, especially those from northern Italy. In fact, Salento’s wine - due to its high alcoholic content - then served as an excellent “blending wine” and wine merchants from Piedmont, Veneto, Lombardy and Tuscany bought it in bulk to bottle their wines.

At the end of World War II, while poverty was slowly giving way to an economic boom and the market was changing, Marcello’s son, Salvatore, realized that it was time to take advantage of new business opportunities. By introducing business management, he started a new era characterized by a more modern and efficient production, and in 1975 began bottling high-quality wines under the Apollonio brand.

Today and since 1995, Marcello and Massimiliano Apollonio represent the family’s fourth generation. Driven by enthusiasm and passion as well as by experience acquired on the field, they have been pursuing the ambitious goal of expanding the reach of their wines beyond the national borders. Under their new management, Apollonio has specialized in wine aging and expanded its retailing network. Apollonio’s wines are now sold in 35 countries, where they are greatly appreciated for their intrinsic quality and for telling the story of a family and a territory whose identities and authenticity have been left untouched.


Salento lies east of the Apulia region, in the deep south of Italy. Warm and friendly and preserved by a centuries-old isolation, it has kept its genuine folklore and ancient wine-growing tradition alive. Being as it is the heel of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula as well as its easternmost part – from the beautiful cliffs of the Adriatic Sea to the gentle, sandy beaches of the Ionian sea – Salento boasts the highest number of DOC wines produced in Apulia.

The production area is mostly flat, dotted with a few low hills. From a geological point of view, the region has a calcareous structure. Except for a few areas, its ground is mostly rocky, made up of stony layers and chalky banks.

Verdeca is a white grape variety native to Puglia, its greenish shade is suggested in its name. An elegant variety with great vigour, Bianco d'Alessano is an ancient white grape variety, originally from a small village in lower Salento from which it takes its name. It is appreciated for its adaptability to various types of terrain. "Late" in sprouting and ripening between September and October.


Soft pressed to preserve the fruity and floral taste. After an early harvest of about 15 days and a 50% soft pressing, this is followed by about three weeks of slow fermentation at a low temperature.


The frothy juice is put directly into the autoclave without leaving it on the lees, followed by cold bottling.

Tasting Notes

Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento is a light straw yellow with fruity and floral hints of white fruit, green apple and lime on the nose. On the palate, it is crisp, mineral, with good acidity and flavour.


12% alcohol vol.

Food Suggestions

Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento is supremely good as an aperitif and excellent with appetizers that include fish, fried fish and fresh cheese.

Serving temperature: 8-10°C.


Best consumed young, Apollonio Elfo Bianco Frizzante Salento will keep for 2 years in bottles stored horizontally in cool dark conditions.

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