In the heart of Puglia’s Primitivo di Manduria D.O.C. region between the Ionian and the Adriatic Seas, there is a village called San Marzano. In 1962, nineteen vine growers joined their efforts to establish Cantine San Marzano. For generations, it has been safeguarding the region’s ancient enological tradition that boasts over a thousand years of history, while pioneering innovations for the future.
Cantine San Marzano was founded in 1962 by 19 vine growers, and over the generations, it has become one of Puglia’s best-known wineries, helmed by Francesco Cavallo. Cantine San Marzano showcases one of Puglia’s most ancient grape varieties, the Primitivo, amongst others, affirming the southern Italian region as an important terroir. Its passion for traditional winemaking methods and innovations put emphasis on a strong bond with the land. State-of- the-art wine analysis, ISO 9000 and 14000 certifications, a bottling and labelling process that meets various international regulatory requirements put Cantine San Marzano high on the list for those who appreciate red wines of Puglia.
Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP embodies the essence of Primitivo variety which thrives in the province of Taranto. As its name suggests, only grapes grown on vines that are at least 60 years old are selected for production. The wine has a very intense, elegant ruby red colour, an ample and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plums, cherry jam and tobacco. Slightly spicy and full-bodied, it has soft, rich tannins and a finish that recalls cocoa, coffee and vanilla.
The vintage 2016 has been awarded Tre Bicchieri by the guide Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2020, Best Absolute Italian Wine (99 points) by the Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani Luca Maroni 2020, and received the gold medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2019. Other labels include Tramari Rosé di Primitivo Salento I.G.P., Edda Bianco Salento I.G.P. and more.