Discover More About Our Products
Did you know that Primitivo takes its name from the early ripening that characterises this grape variety?
Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria is one of the flagship products of Cantina San Marzano. Produced from ancient alberello vines over 60 years old, this wine originates in the municipalities of San Marzano and Sava, in the torrid heat of Puglia.
Deep ruby red in colour, Sessantanni is a wine that releases powerful fruity (cherry, plum) and spicy aromas. Once tasted, one realises its full-bodiedness and the richness of its noble tannins, ending in a very long finish with notes of coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Ideal with rich red meat and game dishes, it is also excellent as a meditation wine.
Description of San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria 2017
San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria 2017 (Primitivo)
- View: intense ruby red colour.
- Nose: wide and complex bouquet, fruity with prune and cherry jam aroma, hints of tobacco.
- Mouth: full-bodied wine, well-balanced, soft and rich in elegant tannins; long finish with
notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla.
APPELLATION: Primitivo di Manduria
VINEYARD: Cantine San Marzano
AGEING: Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
WINEMAKING: Grapes are hand-harvested in advanced state of ripening. Destemming and crushing followed by cold soak maceration at 8°C for about 24-48 hours. Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days with autochthonous yeasts at 24-26°C.
PAIRING: Savoury first courses, red meats and game
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C
How to serve
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