Ausonia Apollo Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo
The origins of this organic micro-estate are deeply tied to the land and
nature of Abruzzo. Winemaker Simone Binelli’s father, an entomologist,
discovered one day while walking through his son’s soon-to-be vineyards
a rare, beautiful butterfly—the Euchloe ausonia. With his father’s
encouragement, Simone decided to name his winery Ausonia as a potent
reminder that his new vine-growing pursuit should always be in harmony
with the region’s natural beauty. From the start, organic viticulture has
been the rule at Ausonia; native grape varieties Montepulciano, Trebbiano
and lesser-known Pecorino have pride of place—the symbiosis of native
grape and native terroir being the ultimate goal.
Topper’s Notes: The nose has abundant aromas of black cherry, cassis and a hint of tobacco, the body displays rich flavors balanced with medium acidity. The finish is smooth and lasting.