San Marzano 2020 Primitivo del Salento 'Il Pumo'

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Primitivo is known for its rich body, deep black fruit and this is no exception. Flavours of prunes, black plums, black cherries with notes of vanilla and clove. A great value wine from a superb producer

Origin
Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2021 - 2024

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13.5%

The Region

Puglia

Puglia

Puglia is the heel of the boot, known for its vast but not hugely diverse viticulture. Much of its wine, more than half, is produced in bulk, for blending with wines from other parts of Italy, or basic table wine. There are a number of DOCs, and a handful of DOCGs but the problem is that it is largely dependent on two major grape varieties: Primitivo and Negroamaro. However, the popularity of the former seems to go from strength to strength. Primitivo, despite lacking the refinement needed for top quality wines, has the components of rich fruit, lowish acidity and soft tannins which has great appeal and instant likability. It is also a very generous variety, so it be produced quite cheaply, therefore, offers pretty good value for money.

We have recently added the wines of Alberto Longo to our range. Alberto’s wines have breathed new life into our Puglian section with wines made from varieties particular to the northern city of Lucera, which is close to the borders of Campania and Molise. Here you can find Falanghina, Nero di Troia, Aglianico and Montepulciano among others.

The Producer

San Marzano

San Marzano

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 cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers. Using modern and technologically advanced vinification techniques they produce elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. The fusion of time honoured tradition, passion and contemporary techniques, enables this winery to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characteristics while reflecting the local terroir. In the Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded European Producer of the Year 2017.

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