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2015 San Marzano Anniversario 62 DOP Riserva

2015 San Marzano Anniversario 62 DOP Riserva

98 Points - Luca Maroni & 1st Greatest Wine of Italy 2019
Italian Wine Guide 2018

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  • In 1962, 19 winemakers, determined to demonstrate the high potential of wines from Salento, founded “Cantine San Marzano”. A long time has passed since then, yet their old vines still produce rare and precious grapes. Our job is to pick and enhance them, with a pinch of experience and a handful of innovation. The result is this intense, elegant Primitivo that ages well.

    Ever wanted to try one of the Greatest Wines of Italy but didn't have the cash to fork out hundreds of dollars for a rare Super-Tuscan, or small 
    climat Barolo from a top producer? Then walk the way of the brand new, 98 Point 2015 San Marzano 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria, which has just made a massive, resplendent return to the My Wine Guy fold.

    As before - this wine is based on the Primitivo di Manduria grape variety, or Zinfandel to you and me. Unctuous, extravagant and beguiling are three phrases that spring to mind.  The  room filled with the sweet scent of cherries, vanilla bean, mocha, cinnamon, prunes and armagnac upon opening, and the wine was just ungodly in its decadence. Must have. Can't resist. Just so damn good.

    This is a damn beauty yet again from the Puglian warhorses that are San Marzano, and this, being there flagship red, is about as good as it gets. Time to throw-down the big-guns of Barossa, and challenge yourself to a new favourite region.


    Vineyard - Very old vineyards selected in San Marzano and Sava. The soil is mainly red with a fine texture and a generally calcareous underground with few emerging rocks. The well-known redness of these soils is due to the presence of iron oxides. The climate is characterised by high temperatures all year round, very little rainfall and a wide temperature range between night and day, which has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes. This is the central area of d.o.p. €Primitivo di Manduria €.

    Winemaking - Grapes are hand-harvested in advanced status of ripening. Maceration: 18 days on 80% of the mass, 25 days on remaining 20%. Thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation with autochthonous yeasts at 24-26 °C. Aged 18 months in fine French and American wood barrels.

    Ageing - 18 months in fine French and American wood barrels.


    Intense ruby red colour, wide and complex to the nose; fruity, with a prune and cherry jam aroma, with notes of tobacco, slightly spicy. A full-bodied wine, soft and rich in fine tannins, with notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla in the end.


    98 Points - Luca Maroni & 1st Greatest Wine of Italy 2019
    Italian Wine Guide 2018

    Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2018

    Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard Challenge 2018