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Monday, 3 April 2017

Italy's San Marzano - Puglia

Four wines from Italy's San Marzano, based in Puglia

Established in 1962 by 19 local winemakers, Cantine San Marzano is now a co-operative of over 1000 small growers specialising in the local Primitivo grape, but also producing whites.

Big, bold and expressive yet well-made and classy, these are easy-to-enjoy wines with a southern warmth.

Verdeca 2016 (100% Verdeca) tropical citrus and kiwi with sweet spices. Ripe and pleasing with a fresh salinity.

Salento Bianco Edda 2015 (80% Chardonnay, 15% Moscatello Selvatico, 5% Fiano) ripe yellow stone fruit and melon with aromatic beeswax, heady honeysuckle blossom and white pepper spice; full, waxy and substantial.


Primitivo Rosé Salento 2015 - Tramari ripe, soft red-berry fruit, creaminess and spices. Very-enjoyable food rosé.

Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2013 Anniversario 62 Sun-baked, spicy southern Italian red with sweet, ripe stewed prune and juicy black cherry fruit with tobacco leaf, spice and fresh, mineral backbone. Supple and substantial yet elegant.


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