2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo

2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo 2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo

2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo

25% off RRP
$15.99 per bottle
In stock, ready for dispatch
25% off RRP
$15.99 per bottle
In stock, ready for dispatch

If you love rich and luscious Aussie Shiraz, but want something a little more medium bodied and food-friendly, then this wine is for you.

Tech stuff

Cellar to 2022



How’s it taste?

In case you haven't heard of San Marzano before, this Puglian based estate has made a name for itself with some astoundingly concentrated wines. Boasting multiple vineyards with gnarled bush vine Primitivo, Negroamaro red wines from these parts are amongst the weightiest red wines in Italy. With this Manoro we're looking at a classic Puglian Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) dripping with inky dark berry fruit, a hint of fennel and then firm tannins. I think the biggest core appeal of this Italian red - and Primitivo in general - is that it balances the famous black jelly bean concentration with a proper savouriness.

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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