Denomination: Primitivo di Manduria DOP Color: Red Grape variety: 100% Primitivo. Age of the vines: 40-70 years. Production area: Very old selected vineyards in the municipalities of Carosino, Monteparano, Faggiano. The soils are made of calcareous clay. the summer temperature which makes the plants red hot in the warmest periods, the low rainfall with high temperature ranges, give the grapes a high quality. These areas fall within the D.O.P. Primitivo di Manduria. Harvest time: First / third week of September. Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually in boxes, the maceration is 10-12 days with regular pumping over. After alcoholic fermentation and racking, the wine rests in stainless steel containers where malolactic fermentation takes place. Aging in French oak barriques for 12 months. Organoleptic characteristics: Impenetrable ruby red wine. Intense nose of ripe red fruit, sweet spices and vanilla. In the mouth velvety, ample with a good balance and a soft finish of long persistence. Pairings: Structured first courses, roasts, important meats, fig ice cream, cigar Usability: Serve at 16 ° C.
In San Marzano viticulture has a long history, which can be read in its oldest vineyards, rich in centuries-old clones. From this precious heritage of sapling vineyards with over sixty years a wine is born, which is the most beautiful tale of our territory. San Marzano Winery
In 1962, to demonstrate the high wine-growing potential of Salento, 19 winegrowers founded "Cantine San Marzano". Since then much time has passed, yet their old vines still produce rare and precious bunches. We have the task of collecting and enhancing them, with a bit of experience and a handful of innovation. Result. this intense, elegant, long-lived Primitivo. San Marzano Cellars
By tradition and care we take care of the withering of 11 rows of Primitivo: where the sapling stocks are welded to reddish soils with calcareous veins; with the patience that the trade gives us, we dare to forge from these grapes the sweetest nectar, to ooze a few, highly counted drops. Unreproducible wine, made without calculation, like everything torn from practical utility. To be tasted preferably according to inspiration, whenever "of pleasure punga vag effet".
Color: deep ruby red with purple nuances. Bouquet: on the nose intense notes of ripe red fruit and dried fruit (dates, figs, almonds) sweet spicy with hints of vanilla, chocolate and licorice. Taste: on the palate it is sapid, round, creamy, with soft and structured tannins, long persistence, pronounced freshness.
Uncork and decant an hour earlier, optimal temperature 18-20 ° C.