CANTINE SAN MARZANO

Cantine San Marzano 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2015

PRODUCER NOTE

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 ancient Apulian wine traditions. Nowadays the melding of time honoured tradition, passion and sensibility with contemporary techniques enables this winery to produce wines with distinctive varietals and regional characters, marvellously reflecting individual attention, seasonal variation and local terroir.

VINEYARD

The grapes are produced in very old vineyards selected in San Marzano and Sava, planted at a density of 5000 bush vines per hectare. The soil is mainly red with a fine texture and is generally calcareous with few emerging rocks. The well-known redness of these soils is due to the presence of iron oxides. The climate is characterised by high temperatures all year round, very little rainfall and a wide diurnal temperature ranges, which has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes. This is the central area of D.O.P. “Primitivo di Manduria”. The harvest takes place during the second half of September.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-harvested once they had reached an advanced state of ripening. 80% of the must was macerated for a period of 18 days, with the remaining 20% being macerated for slightly longer – 25 days, gaining complexity and layering in the final wine. The thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation took place at temperatures of 24 to 26°C. The wine was then matured for 18 months in fine French and American wood barrels.

TASTING NOTE

Deep and complex flavours of prunes, black cherry, spice and tobacco weave through the full bodied palate with its velvety texture and long, savoury finish. Quite delicious.

Accolades per vintage

MONDE SELECTION BRUXELLES 2018
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2018
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
MUNDUS VINI 2018 – SPRING TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2018 DI LUCA MARONI
Greatest Wine of Italy
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2018
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2014
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2018
Best of class
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2018
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
SELECTIONS MONDIALES DES VINS CANADA 2018
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2015
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2018
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2018 – SUMMER TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2015
GILBERT & GAILLARD INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE 2018
Gold Medal (91 points)
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2015
MUNDUS VINI 2018 – SUMMER TASTING
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2015
THE WINE HUNTER AWARD 2018 (MERANO)
Red Award
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
LIETUVOS VYNO CEMPIONATAS 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
MUNDUS VINI 2017 – SUMMER TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
ASIA WINE TROPHY 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2017 – SUMMER TASTING
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2017
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
SÉLECTIONS MONDIALES DES VINS CANADA 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2017
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST BUCHAREST 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2014
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS 2017
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
MONDE SELECTION BRUXELLES 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2017
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
MERANO WINE AWARD 2017
Red Award
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
GUIDA ORO I VINI DI VERONELLI 2017
Super Tre Stelle
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2017 DI LUCA MARONI
Best Wine of Italy (99 Points)
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
ASIA WINE TROPHY 2016
Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
GILBERT & GAILLARD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2016
Gold Medal 90+
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
MUNDUS VINI 2016 – SUMMER TASTING
Best of Show PdM – Gold Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
THE WINE ADVOCATE DI ROBERT PARKER 2016
Excellence (91 Points)
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS 2016
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2016 – SUMMER TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2013
MERANO WINE AWARD 2016
Gold Award
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2016
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2016
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
MONDE DE SELECTION BRUXELLES 2016
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
MUNDUS VINI 2016 – SPRING TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2016 – SPRING TASTING
Silver Medal
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2016 DI LUCA MARONI
1st Best Red Wine of Italy
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2012
GUIDA ORO I VINI DI VERONELLI 2016
Super Tre Stelle
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2011
VITAE 2016
4 VITI
Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva 2011