San Marzano, 'Vindoro', Negroamaro, 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. The grapes are grown at selected vineyards located between San Marzano and Francavilla Fontana. This premium Negroamaro wine was aged in French and Caucasian oak barrels for 12 months, prior to release. Deep in colour, this velvety and opulent wine shows aromas of black dried cherry, soft ripe fruits and a hint of spice. Full bodied and powerful, yet balanced, it is rich in fine tannins, with a pleasantly long lasting finish. Very good.