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2018 San Marzano Puglia Edda Lei Bianco

2018 San Marzano Puglia Edda Lei Bianco

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14.0%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap
Puglia
2018
750ml
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$34.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap
Puglia
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 'San Marzano is changing the Puglia winescape and is a force to be reckoned with'
    Monica Larner - Wine Advocate

    Step outside the comfort zone and come on a brief Italian dalliance, as the San Marzano Edda Bianco blend is now your new favourite old-school Chardonnay, albeit from a slightly different part of the globe.

    San Marzano have been classically known around My Wine Guy for producing big, rich, and dense Primitivo's, so for them to have a cracking little white wine on their hands is something pretty exciting. Based wholly around Chardonnay, with a wee touch of some local indigenous grapes thrown in for good measure, this full-bodied wine is an absolute pocket rocket of flavour. It all starts with the bottle; big, buxom and oh-so-serious, this is not a wine to rest on its laurels. Inside, the juice is otherworldy. A different take on Chardonnay, and something more akin to what us Aussies might call 'old-school' and 'full-bodied'. Peach, melon, cantaloupe, vanilla brioche and white flowers all play a part, while the core of beautiful natural acidity and sparkling long length make the wine a seriously refreshing and moreish drink.

    With such serious gear on show, you can be assured this wine has picked up some pretty heavy reviews and accolades along the way.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Made from predominantly Chardonnay with native white grape varieties, sourced from Salento in Puglia at about 100 metres above sea level.



    The grapes are destemmed and left in cryomaceration for a few hours. The next phase is the gentle pressing of the marc followed by static cold decanting so that it happens naturally. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in French oak barriques. Aged on yeasts in French oak barriques for 4 months, with weekly bâtonnage.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Elegant medium-bodied peach scented laced with apple and white blossom. Slight notes of buttery toast is wound around a stonefruit and tropical influenced core.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • 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.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 99 POINTS

    LUCA MARONI


    Wines like this seemed like mirages up to ten years ago. Simple, marvellous fruit: now Mediterranean, now tropical, now temperate, now rich in essences, while the same grapes seem especially sappy and fully ripe. No defects or oxidised hints that alter its limpidity and expressive integrity. With the sweetness of the fruit that releases oak's mint, with the candour of icing and jasmine. With a touch of pulpy viscous density, a palatial balance of absolute roundness and yet of an innervating gustatory acidity. A wine of maximum analytical and sensorial value that, like the rainbow, in a crystalline way, spreads its wonderful wheel of aromas. Chapeau.

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal - Berliner Wine Trophy 2019
    Gold Medal - Asia Wine Trophy 2019