2018 San Marzano Primitivo di Manduria Sessantanni

  • 98 Points, One of "The Best Italian Wines" by Luca Maroni
  • Consultant Mario Ercolino, (Behind Feudi San Gregorio's Success)
  • Winemaker Trained at Villa Maria &  Frescobaldi
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About the Wine

Cantine San Marzano's journey began in 1962 when 19 visionary winegrowers in the heart of Primitivo di Manduria founded the winery. Over the decades, their dedication and passion transformed San Marzano into a celebrated name in the wine world. The leadership of Francesco Cavallo since 1982 has been instrumental in shaping the winery’s future, blending tradition with innovation.

Winemaker consultant Mario Ercolino is a key figure in the Italian wine industry. He has been instrumental in the success of Feudi di San Gregorio (becoming a driving force in Southern Italy, establishing itself as the leading producer of quality wines in the region).

Winemaker Davide Ragusa gained experience through grape harvests in Italy (Frescobaldi, Tuscany) and New Zealand (Villa Maria). In 2013, he began his ongoing work with Cantine San Marzano, focusing on research, collaboration, and enhancing the local terroir.

In 1996, the winery took a significant leap by acquiring a modern bottling plant, marking their transition from bulk wine producers to a brand that cultivates a direct relationship with wine enthusiasts. The creation of their iconic Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP in 2000 redefined the perception of Puglian wines globally, showcasing the profound connection between the region's people and the Primitivo grape.

Indulge in the 2021 Cantine San Marzano 'Edda' Bianco Salento and embrace the vibrant spirit of Puglia. In the definitive guide for Italian wines, Luca Maroni rated this wine 99pts, calling it "one of the year's best" Italian wines.

Aging: 12 months in French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes: 100% Primitivo. Sessantanni Primitivo Di Manduria is an intense ruby red color with a wide and complex bouquet. Fruity with prune and cherry jam aromas and hints of tobacco. Full-bodied wine, well-balanced, soft and rich with elegant tannins, long finish and notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla.Pairs well with savory first courses, red meats and game.

Reviews

~98 Luca Maroni, Yearbook of "The Best Italian Wines" Luca Maroni.

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