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Producer: San MarzanoGrape Varieties: 100% Malvasia NeraOptimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: Smooth full bodied redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
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.
A mild winter was followed by a spring with frequent light rainfall, especially during the months of March and April. Summer was windy, dry and hot in July and August. The maturation was gradual; the plants suffered less during the summer compared to the previous years due to the water reserves built in the spring. The healthy grapes were full of vibrant fruits and varietal characteristics at harvest.
Talo is the surname of one of the winegrowers that has supplied San Marzano for many years. San Marzano recognises the contribution their producers make, with whom they work closely to achieve the best from their land. The outstanding quality of these wines could not be created without them. The vineyard is located in Salento, Puglia at approximately 100 metres above sea level. The site benefits from a great diurnal temperature variation, which is ideal for promoting an extended ripening period for the vines and concentrating the flavours in the berries. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks, making it an ideal growing location for vines. The harvest takes place during the second week of September.
The grapes underwent temperature controlled maceration for approximately 10 days extracting the desired level of colour, aromatics and structure. Alcoholic fermentation took place with selected yeasts. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for six months.
An intense and complex bouquet of ripe red fruits combined with hints of spice. A full-bodied wine with delicious flavours of blackberry jam and vanilla notes through to a smooth finish.
Serve with roasted red meats with rich sauces and mature cheese.
Malvasia Nera 100%
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