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Producer: San MarzanoGrape Varieties: Negroamaro 85%, Malvasia Nera 15%Optimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Full bodied fruity redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: CorkCountry: Italian
An intense bouquet of cherry, savoury plum and spicy notes combined with a hint of savoury Mediterranean herbs. Full, warm and generous.
In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish 'Cantine San Marzano'. Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers. Using modern and technologically advanced vinification techniques they produce elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. The fusion of time honoured tradition, passion and contemporary techniques, enables this winery to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characteristics while reflecting the local terroir. In the Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded European Producer of the Year 2017.
Salice Salentino DOP comes from the Apulia region that makes up the south-eastern corner of Italy. Located between two seas the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian the vineyards are situated on land where vines and olive trees flourish side by side. The vineyard's soils and the Mediterranean terroir play a fundamental role in the production of the wines. The climate is extreme, with droughts, frosts and the sirocco winds, all providing challenges to the talented winemakers. The vines are grown in soils that are mainly composed of reddish clay. The harvest takes place in the second half of September, once the grapes have reached the optimal level of maturity.
The grapes were harvested during the second half of September. The must went through a thermo-controlled maceration for approximately ten days, followed by the alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks, preserving the purity of fruit in the blend.
An intense bouquet of cherry, savoury plum and spicy notes combined with an attractive hint of Mediterranean herbs. Full bodied with a generous flavour and a pleasantly fresh finish.
Served at 16 to 18°C, this wine is an excellent accompaniment to salami, savoury first courses and cheese platters.
Negroamaro 85%, Malvasia Nera 15%
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