2016 San Marzano Talo Primitivo Di Manduria

2016 San Marzano Talo Primitivo Di Manduria

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The Talo comes from the Primitivo di Manduria D.O.P in Puglia, which is not only a stunning part of the world but also the spiritual home of Primitivo (aka Zinfandel).

The biggest core appeal of this Italian red - and Primitivo in general - is that it balances epic concentration with a real savoury style. If you love full-bodied, seriously luscious reds, but grow tired of lifeless Aussie Shiraz, then the well-handled decadence of this red is addictive.

Tech stuff

14.0
Puglia
2016
Cork
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

This wine displays opulent aromas of ripe cherries, plum and hints of vanilla and cocoa. The palate is full of cherry and cassis flavours creating a soft, velvety texture. A rich, fruit-driven red that is good to drink right now.

How was it made?

Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 100 meters above sea level. 
Soil: Medium clay texture, shallow and with good skeletal soil. 
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts. 
Ageing: In French and American oak barriques for 6 months.

Who made it?

San Marzano is a small village in the centre of the Primitivo di Manduria DOC region, a strip of land kissed by the two seas of the Salento: the Ionian and the Adriatic. In 1962 the DOC appellation did not yet exist. Even so, 19 winemakers came together to follow a dream and founded Cantine San Marzano. However, it wasn't until 1996 and the introduction of a new bottling plant that San Marzano wines could move from commodity to brand. With the growth of the brand and company, San Marzano set themselves a goal: 'To make a wine just like the one our fathers did and make it original and contemporary.' This was to be the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP, one of the iconic labels of the company, and one which embodies the essence of the San Marzano philosophy. Today the collective continues to flourish with the aquisition of new vineyards and opportunities to explore.

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Felix Gentle

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