San Marzano

San Marzano Talò Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2021

R285

A full-bodied red wine with minerality and balsamic hints, driven by an explosion of fragrant rich fruit

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Additional information

Additional information

Critics Top Rating

90 points

Curated Selection

NEW, Winter Warmers

Grape Variety

Other Varietals

Producer

San Marzano

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2021

Wine Group

Value

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Italy

Story

Story

San Marzano is a small town in the centre of the Primitivo di Manduria DOP, a strip of land between the seas that wash over the Puglia region. It was here that 19 winegrowers founded Cantine San Marzano in 1962. Long before the appellation of origin was created and Primitivo di Manduria was recognised worldwide, they were chasing a dream.

In 1996, The commitment and dedication of the members allowed the purchase of a modern bottling plant. The first bottles came out of the cellar, triggering the transition from commodity to brand. From bulk economy to a direct relationship with the end consumer.

Since then, the company has been dedicate to the expression of a thousand-year relationship between their people and the local grape cultivars, such as Primitivo or Negroamaro – and changing the perception of Puglian wines throughout the world in its best expressions.

Talò, a surname, to collectively thank the farmers of San Marzano who, with their families, look after each vineyard as if it were their own garden. Talò, a collection of different varieties; a symbol of a community.

Talò Primitivo di Manduria DOP, as per specifications, monovarietal Primitivo. Made from grapes cultivated close to the sea, it is a full-bodied red wine where its minerality and balsamic components can be perceived, as well as the elegance of the tannin and the explosion of fragrant red fruit, typical of the best-known Puglian variety in the world.

Specifications

Specifications

Grape: Primitivo
Appellation: Primitivo di Manduria DOP
Vine training: Espalier
Vines per ha: 5.000
Production area: San Marzano (TA), Salento, Puglia. The area is about 100 m above sea level, with high average temperatures and medium-low rainfall
Soil: Clayey, thin and full of rocks
Harvest: Mid-September
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days with selected yeasts
Ageing: In French and American oak barrels for 6 months

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Ruby red colour enriched with violet reflections; generous bouquet, which recalls ripe cherries and plums with pleasant notes of cocoa and vanilla. This wine has a velvety texture and its finish offers notes of persistent sweetness

Best served with: Savoury first courses, lamb and game with rich sauces, hard cheese
Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 90 points (2018 vintage)

A dense nose of tart cherry and violet gives way to a plush, rounded palate of rich fruit-jam intensity. This shows a good progression of fruit, spice and floral tones, while a polished frame of tannins lends support.

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