Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2017
|Italy, Puglia, Primitivo di Manduria
|Cantine San Marzano
The story began in 1962, when 19 vine growers from the village of San Marzano di San Giuseppe (TA), whose families had farmed the land for generations, came together to follow their dream and founded Cantine San Marzano. Throughout the decades it has grown significantly and now attracts over 1,200 top-quality vine growers.
Using modern vinification techniques, San Marzano produces elegant and clean wines that pay homage to the ancient Puglian wine traditions. This fusion of time-honored tradition, passion, and contemporary craftsmanship, enables the production of wines with distinctive varietal characteristics that reflect the essence of the local terroir.
The team of winemakers is built to create the peculiar and innovative style that makes San Marzano recognizable at the first sip. Caterina Bellanova and Davide Ragusa were born and grew up in Puglia: Caterina represents the exquisite touch essential to create iconic wines. Davide is a young and talented winemaker. He studied oenology in Florence and developed his practical skills during several harvests abroad.
The first Sessantanni bottle is the product of the harvest of the year 2000, after the acquisition of a 40-hectare bush-vine (Alberello) vineyard that was over 60 years of age (old vines), and which was eventually renamed "Valle del Sessantanni" (60-year old valley). The vineyard is located in the Primitivo di Manduria DOP area, which is characterized by red soils, rich in iron oxides, over limestone subsoil. A single vineyard that has marked a turning point for the entire area and which, with its unique style, has earned a reputation as a reference standard for Primitivo wines internationally.
This delicious Primitivo is a very intense and elegant ruby red color; broad and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam, and tobacco, slightly spicy. A full-bodied wine, smooth and rich in tannins, with a finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla. Best served with: Richly flavored first courses, red meat, and game.
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