San Marzano, 'Talo', Malvasia Nera, Salento, Puglia, Italy
In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish 'Cantine San Marzano'. 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 2017 Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded European Producer of the Year. ‘Talo’ is the surname of one of the winegrowers that has supplied San Marzano for many years. San Marzano recognises the contribution their producers make, with whom they work closely to achieve the best from their land. The outstanding quality of these wines could not be created without them. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for four to six months, imparting subtle complexity. It has an intense and complex bouquet of ripe red fruits combined with hints of spice. A medium to full-bodied wine with delicious flavours of Morello cherry and vanilla notes through to a smooth finish.
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