Production area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. The area is about 150 meters above sea level, with high average temperatures, very poor rainfalls and a significant temperature range. The soil is mixed and calcareous.
Harvest period: End of August; handmade, morning and slightly early harvest to preserve the acidity.
Vinification: A wine coming from entire grapes softly pressed, using only the first-pressing must, called “free-run juice” (55%) which afterwards ferments at low temperatures. The resulting wine is developed in autoclave in the “Charmat” method. After the second fermentation it remains in autoclave on its own yeasts for about a month.
Ageing: In bottle at a controlled temperature.
Ageing potential: A wine which preserves its organoleptic characteristics for 2 years.
Tasting notes: Colour: straw yellow with net greenish reflections. Fine and persistent Perlage. Aroma: intense, pleasant and definitely fruity of white peach, rich of floral notes of elder and spicy ones of sage. Taste: fresh and lively, round and well-balanced with a considerable personality and pleasantness.
Best served with: Excellent as aperitif, with fish starters and first courses.
Production area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. The area is about 100 meters above sea level and benefits from great diurnal temperature variations. The soft soil layer is quite thin and has a fine texture.
Harvest period: Second and third week of August.
Vinification: Cryomaceration in the pressing machine for 6-8 hours followed by soft pressing of the grapes, cold static decantation and alcoholic fermentation at 11°C.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Ageing potential: A wine that preserves its organoleptic characteristics for 2 years.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour with green reflections; broom floral notes and a hint of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose. Lively in acidity, fresh and mineral.
Best served with: Excellent with starters and fish soup, fresh cheese and pasta with light sauces.
Production area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. The area is about 100 meters above sea level and benefits from great diurnal temperature variations. The soft soil is shallow, quite thin and with a good texture.
Harvest period: First week of August.
Vinification: Destemming of the grapes and maceration at a controlled temperature of 25°C as long as the alcoholic fermentation lasts. The next step is the soft pressing of the grapes and the consequent start of the malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Ageing potential: A wine that preserves its organoleptic characteristics for 5 years.
Tasting notes: Colour: Deep ruby red with crimson reflections; Aroma: rich of mature fuit, cherries and plums, with notes of coffee and black pepper; Taste: a full-bodied wine, soft and balanced, with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste.
Best served with: Savory first courses, read meats and hard cheeses.
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 coooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1200 vine growers, using modern and technologically advanced plants and producing elegant wines without forgetting the obligation to the very old Apulian wine tradition.
Nowadays the melding of time honoured tradition, passion and sensibility with contemporary techniques enables us to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characters, marvellously reflecting individual attention, seasonal variation and local terroir.