2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo

2017 San Marzano Manoro Primitivo

Johan Axlund

"Ripe, dark berry fruit, with licorice and spice. Tending toward the fuller-bodied palate, this is a great food wine."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Dark and inky fruits, with sweet spice and great tannin structure. Lovers of Barossa Shiraz will like this."

Sabine Duval

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Johan Axlund

"Ripe, dark berry fruit, with licorice and spice. Tending toward the fuller-bodied palate, this is a great food wine."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Dark and inky fruits, with sweet spice and great tannin structure. Lovers of Barossa Shiraz will like this."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $19.99 per bottle 30% OFF

$13.99

(buy 6 or more)

$15.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

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. 

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

13.5
Puglia
2017
Cork
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

This is a classic Puglian Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) dripping with inky dark berry fruit, a hint of fennel and then firm tannins. 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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Sabine Duval

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We don't seem to have the exact wine you are after.. However, here are some of my favourites that I think work for all occasions, be it a BBQ or a fancy dinner.

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