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2016 San Marzano Talo Primitivo Di Manduria

2016 San Marzano Talo Primitivo Di Manduria

95 Points - Luca Maroni

Gold Medal and Best in Show (Puglia) - Mundus Vini 2017

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14.0%
Cellar to 2024
Cork
Puglia
2016
750ml
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$28.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2024
Cork
Puglia
2016
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano, whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish “Cantine San Marzano”.

    Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1200 vine growers, using modern and technologically advanced plants and producing elegant wines without forgetting the obligation to the very old Apulian wine tradition.

    Nowadays the melding of time honoured tradition, passion and sensibility with contemporary techniques enables us to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characters, marvellously reflecting individual attention, seasonal variation and local terroir.

  • Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 100 meters above sea level. 
    Soil: Medium clay texture, shallow and with good skeletal soil. 
    Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts. 
    Ageing: In French and American oak barriques for 6 months.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Ruby red colour enriched with violet reflections; generous bouquet, which recalls ripe cherries and plums, with pleasant notes of cocoa and vanilla. This wine has a velvety texture, softened by the warmth of the Primitivo grapes; the finish offers notes of persistent sweetness.

  • San Marzano is a small village in the centre of the Primitivo di Manduria DOC region, a strip of land kissed by the two seas of the Salento: the Ionian and the Adriatic. In 1962 the DOC appellation did not yet exist. Even so, 19 winemakers came together to follow a dream and founded Cantine San Marzano. However, it wasn't until 1996 and the introduction of a new bottling plant that San Marzano wines could move from commodity to brand. With the growth of the brand and company, San Marzano set themselves a goal: 'To make a wine just like the one our fathers did and make it original and contemporary.' This was to be the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP, one of the iconic labels of the company, and one which embodies the essence of the San Marzano philosophy. Today the collective continues to flourish with the aquisition of new vineyards and opportunities to explore.