San Marzano, 'Talo', Primitivo, 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. This Primitivo wine was matured in French and American wood barrels, for a period of six months. A rich and opulent wine with vibrant flavours of stewed red peppers and juicy brambly fruit on a vanilla and cinnamon background packing a punch of flavour.