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A big and fleshy wine full of chocolate and spice flavours, smooth and very long. Quite delicious! The grapes were destemmed, crushed and underwent cold pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts before being gently pressed. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks which helped to soften the resulting wine, before it was aged for 12 months in fine French oak barrels. In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish ‘Cantine San Marzano’. Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers. Using modern and technologically advanced vinification techniques they produce elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. The fusion of time honoured tradition, passion and contemporary techniques, enables this winery to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characteristics while reflecting the local terroir. In the Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded European Producer of the Year 2017. Negroamaro 50%, Primitivo 50%. Awards – Silver, DWWA, 2016. Silver Outstanding, IWSC, 2016. Silver, SWA, 2017. Top 100, Wine Merchant, 2019.

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