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Vines Primitivo (100 %)

Color: Intense ruby ​​red.
Smell: Wide and complex bouquet, fruity with hints of plums, cherry jam and tobacco notes, slightly spicy.
Taste: Full-bodied wine, soft and rich in noble tannins with a finish that gives notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla.
Food pairing: Perfect for robust first courses, lamb, game and aged cheeses.

Production areas: Very old selected vineyards in the municipalities of San Marzano (TA) and Sava (TA).
Soil: fine-textured residual red earth with limestone substrate, sparse rocky outcrops and intense presence of iron oxides.
Breeding system: Saplings of at least sixty years of age.
Plants per hectare: 5.000.
Harvest: Second half of September.
Vinification: The grapes, in an advanced state of ripeness, are harvested manually. Maceration takes place for 18 days on 80% of the mass and for 25 days on 20%, with indigenous yeasts selected in the vineyard. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24-26 ° C.
Aging: In French and American oak barrels for 18 months.

San Marzano

San Marzano is a small town in the center of the Primitivo di Manduria DOC, a strip of land kissed by the two seas in Salento, the Ionian and the Adriatic. In 1962 the DOC has not yet been born, the Primitivo di Manduria is far from being that cult wine, which it has become for wine lovers. Yet 19 winemakers come together to follow a dream and found Cantine San Marzano. Francesco Cavallo, volcanic and visionary personality, who continues to dream of the future and monitor the present of the winery is appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Uninterruptedly to this day, he is the true helmsman of our reality. The first bottles finally come out of the cellar, thanks to a modern bottling plant purchased with the commitment of the members. This purchase marks the transition from commodity to brand, from the bulk economy to the direct relationship with the final consumer. "Making a wine like what our fathers used to do and making it unprecedented and contemporary.." With this aim, the Sixty Years Primitivo di Manduria DOP was born, one of the icon labels of the company that collects the essence of the San Marzano philosophy. A wine that recounts the spirit of local viticulture, the most expressive result of this millennia-old love between our people and the Primitivo grape in this land, which has become a new "classic", the progenitor and example internationally more loved and imitated than a new way of making wine. "The best grapes are the ones that we have not yet harvested..". A stone's throw from the Ionian Sea, Masseria Samia, is a place of work and storytelling. As often happens when we talk about a project by Cantine San Marzano, this farmhouse is the container of many contents, finished and infinite: it is a typical farmhouse of the Ionian coast of the sixteenth century, the protagonist of a respectful and conservative restoration; it is a sustainable vineyard, dedicated to research on minor clones of known and almost forgotten autochthonous vines. It will be our home open to our guests and friends and the ideal place to tell our story through training and information on wine and cooking. It will be a Mediterranean garden immersed in silence, where paths intersect between trees, flowers and herbs of our Mediterranean flora. Finally, it is the place where we share our idea of ​​wine and beauty through the story.

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