San Marzano 2022 Primitivo di Manduria 'Talo'
San Marzano is our favourite producer of great value Primitivos. This is their fantastic Primitivo di Manduria, full of rich, ripe, dark fruit with just the right balance of power and drinkability.
This Month's Mixed Cases
Welcome to the sun-drenched haven of Puglia, Italy – where vineyards sprawl across rolling hills and centuries of winemaking tradition converge with innovation. Puglia's wines embody this vibrant region, capturing its essence in every sip.
Nurtured by the Mediterranean sun and kissed by gentle sea breezes, Puglia's vineyards yield various varieties, each with a captivating story. From the intense and velvety Primitivo to the crisp elegance of Fiano, Puglian wines are a testament to the terroir's influence and the hands that carefully craft them.
We champion the wines of Alberto Longo, one of the greatest producers in the region. His production is small, but his personality, which comes through in the wines, is immense. Elsewhere, we have the sensational Appassimento from Vallone - a winery that pioneered this winemaking technique in Puglia; and the great value reds and rosé from San Marzano, a forward-thinking and dynamic co-op.
New to the range this year is Caiaffa, from northern Puglia. We have his delicious, spicy Fiano Minutolo and will add more from this excellent producer over time.
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.