San Marzano - Sessantanni - Primitivo di Manduria
San Marzano - Sessantanni - Primitivo di Manduria

San Marzano - Sessantanni - Primitivo di Manduria 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 83531-15

Estate

n 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, and the Primitivo di Manduria was far from becoming a cult wine for wine lovers. Even so, 19 winemakers came together to follow a dream and founded Cantine San Marzano.

Description

Area: Very old vineyards selected in the area of San Marzano (TA) and Sava (TA). Soil: Finely textured residual red soil with a calcareous subsoil, sparse rocky outcrops and intense presence of iron oxides. Farming type: Head-trained bush vines at least sixty years old (5,000 per hectare). Grape harvest: Second half of September. Vinification: Very ripe grapes are harvested manually. The maceration takes place for 18 days on 80% of the mass and for 25 days on 20%, with native yeasts selected in the vineyard. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24-26 °C. Ageing: In French and American oak barriques for 12 months. Tasting notes: Very intense and elegant ruby red colour; ample and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam and tobacco, slightly spicy; a full-bodied wine, soft and rich in tannins, with a finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meat and game. A meditation wine.