Wine Feudi di San Marzano, "Sessantanni" Primitivo di Manduria, 2011
The wine has an intense dark ruby color.
The wine has a velvety texture, soft and rich flavor, which felt the tone of ripe fruit and cherry. Long aftertaste shows rich tannins.
Complex aroma of wine is replete with elegant tones of plums, figs, blackberries and cherries that gently frames the trail of notes of tobacco, sandalwood and chocolate.
Great wine in its pure form, as a complement to a wonderful evening. It can also be served with red meat, pasta and game.
Primitivo grapes for "Sessantanni" harvested by hand from old vines aged more than 60 years, planted Kustov way in San Marzano and Sava. Soil vineyards, mostly limestone origin, are "red earth" with a fine texture. Characteristic red color gives them iron oxide. The climate is characterized by average temperatures throughout the year, very low rainfall, as well as a significant difference between day and night air temperature, which positively affects the quality of the grapes. For wine selects only the ripest bunches, collection occurs entirely by hand in the second half of September. 80% of the wort maceration takes 18 days and 25 days - 20% of the wort (with selected yeasts). Fermentation temperature 24-26 ° C and subsequent aging for 12 months spent in barrels of French and American oak.
The winery Feudi di San Marzano was founded in 2003 in the area of Puglia, but to cultivate grapes on this earth began thousands of years ago. Historical evidence shows that in the VII century BC there were grown grapes, and the Greeks called this area Enotria, which means "land of wine". Interestingly, the current owners of the estate Cantine San Marzano and Farnese Vini borrowed the method of growing grapes from ancient Greece, known as "alberello" - "bush" vine. This method is mentioned in the works of Senofonta and was more progressive than the "creeping" vine.
At the disposal of the company Feudi di San Marzano impressive 500 hectares of vineyards, located mainly on the red soil of the municipality of San Marzano. Almost all of the vineyards are planted with local varieties. The main principle of Feudi di San Marzano - to maintain and use the wonderful Apulian varieties. Simply look at the range of wines produced Feudi di San Marzano to see the actual implementation of this principle.