San Marzano - Anniversario 62 - Riserva
San Marzano - Anniversario 62 - Riserva

San Marzano - Anniversario 62 - Riserva 2015

Red Wine
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Item# 83532-15

Product Ratings

Luca Maroni 98pt

Description

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. 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 grapes 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 18 months. Tasting notes: Very intense and elegant ruby red colour; 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 an finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meat and game. A meditation wine.

Estate

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, 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.