Ausonia is the name of a butterfly species that uniquely lives in the plot of land where the winery lies. It is quite rare to see this type of lepidoptera in other areas of Italy, that is why it became the icon of the winemaking philosophy of Simone and Francesca. The vineyards of Ausonia take root on clay, limestone soil; they benefit from the protection of Gran Sasso massif and they are deeply influenced by the Adriatic sea and the biodiversity of the natural reserve Calanchi di Atri. The agriculture practice follows the principles of biodynamic and the native grapes evolve in sincere wines that are a strong representation of the territory and its people.
Apollo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOCG Colline Teramane 2019
The geographical area is Atri (TE), Abruzzo. The 20 years old vineyard is 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes. The soil is clay and limestone. Grapes were hand picked on first half of October then, fermented, with ambient yeasts, in contact with the skins for 15 days, into inert steel vessels. Once alcoholic fermentation ended, malolactic conversion occurred. The wine was bottled without any filtration and fining. A small quantity od sulphites was added at bottling. The production is about 40000 bottles/year.
Apollo Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOP 2021
The geographical area is Atri (TE), Abruzzo. The 8 years old vineyard is 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo grapes. The soil is clay and limestone. Grapes were hand-picked on the end of September, pressed and spontaneously fermented, with ambient yeasts, into inert steel vessels. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and it was bottled, to 10/12 months after the harvest, without any filtration and fining. A small quantity od sulphites was added at bottling. The production is about 40000 bottles/year.