San Marzano is a leading wine producer from the region of Puglia, in the heel of Italy’s boot. The story began in 1962, when 19 vine growers from the village of San Marzano, whose families had farmed the land for generations, came together to follow their dream and founded Cantine San Marzano. Throughout the decades it has grown significantly and now attracts over 1,200 top-quality vine growers.
The vines are cultivated with the utmost respect for the natural rhythm of the vineyard. The native grapes are grown in the beautiful Puglian countryside, where gentle sea breezes, the azure blue skies and sun-kissed vines produce ripe, juicy fruit bursting with flavour.
Using modern vinification techniques, San Marzano produces elegant and clean wines that pay homage to the ancient Puglian wine traditions. This fusion of timehonoured tradition, passion and contemporary craftsmanship, enables the production of wines with distinctive varietal characteristics that reflect the essence of the local terroir.
The team of winemakers is built to create the peculiar and innovative style that makes San Marzano recognizable at the first sip. Caterina Bellanova and Davide Ragusa were born and grew up in Puglia: Caterina represents the exquisite touch essential to create iconic wines, Davide is a young and talented winemaker, he studied Oenology in Florence and developed his practical skills during several harvests also abroad. San Marzano invests in all sorts of young professional profiles in order to obtain the best from them and for them.
San Marzano and the Primitivo. San Marzano has played a central role in enhancing the value and profile of Primitivo producing world-class wines and icon labels. An example, among many, Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP, result of an intuition of the President, Mr. Francesco Cavallo, who was determined to create a new wine that could express the authenticity of the Primitivo grape in a new and modern interpretation.
The positive trends of Rosé wines worldwide and “Tramari”, San Marzano Rosé from Primitivo grapes.
A very interesting phenomenon, a constantly growing world trend actually. Rosés’ consumption has increased by around 30% over the last 20 years and San Marzano is ready to face this challenge as one of the oldest Italian wines’ expression is Rosé. Traditional of a bunch of regions from north to south, it has history, grapes have been selected over the centuries and winemaking techniques have now been perfected. It’s a type of wine that has been renamed “Millenials’ champagne” …so everyone can see where this is all going and Puglia has a lot to offer in this field.
Tramari Rosé di Primitivo. This light and crisp rosé is made entirely from Primitivo grapes. Flavours of fresh red berries stand out and its saline note takes to the sea where it comes from. “Tramari” (=between two sees) is a charming balance between refined and casual. A plate of firm cheeses and cold cuts is a must have with it. Vintage 2019, gold medal at AIN Wine Challenge 2020, has benefited from a more fragrant fruit, picked at the point of equilibrium between the acid and aromatic components, guaranteeing a perfect control of the short maceration, the winemaking peculiarity par excellence of rosés wines from Puglia.
This 2020, San Marzano Vini S.P.A. have been recognized and awarded THREE Gold Medal and a Silver Medal by Asia Import News Asia Awards 2020 Wines & Spirits Competition.
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