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As everyone knows, Italy is shaped like a boot. In the heel of that boot, on a small peninsula between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, lies the small village of San Marzano, where a winery was born out of the dreams of a group of 19 winemakers. This cooperative winery was founded in 1962 and since then has managed to bring traditional Apulian wines to the worldwide stage.
One wine from the elegant collection offered by this progressive winery is the San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2017. Crafted in honour of those founding fathers and named after the birth year of the company, the grapes for this 100% Primitivo wine are sourced from the oldest vineyards in the San Marzano and Sava areas. After ageing in French and American oak barriques for a year and a half, the result is a wine that would make its founders proud.
Dark, intense, and complex, this ruby-red spirit is packed with flavour and aroma. From the nose to the finish, you can expect a full palate of flavours ranging from fruit to cocoa and everything in between. This dark red wine is an ideal option to serve alongside rich foods, including meat and game. Like the company it is named after, this wine has excellent ageing potential.
Description of San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2017
San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2017 (Primitivo)
- Colour: very intense and elegant ruby red.
- Nose: wide and complex fruit fragrance with touches of plum, cherry jam and tobacco, slightly spicy.
- Palate: full-bodied, smooth and rich in tannins, with a finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla.
APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: Primitivo di Manduria
VINEYARD: Very old vineyards selected in the area of San Marzano (TA) and Sava (TA). Vines at least 60 years old (5,000 vines per hectare).
AGEING: In French and American oak barrels for 18 months.
WINEMAKING: Very ripe grapes are harvested by hand. Maceration is carried out for 18 days on 80% of the grapes and for 25 days on 20%, with selected native yeasts in the vineyard. Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 24-26 °C.
FOOD PAIRING: First courses with rich flavours, red meat and game.
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San Marzano is a leading wine producer from the region of Puglia, in the heel of Italy’s boot. The story began in 1962, when 19 vine growers from the village of San Marzano, 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.More about the Winery