Talo Primitivo di Manduria, 2016
Cantine San Marzano
Taste Profile Where it's from
A very deep colour, typical of Primitivo, with a very full almost overpowering nose of cherries, plums and vanilla. On the palate the wine has huge ripe tannins and is, surprisingly for a red wine, off-dry. It has a good balance of acidity that goes well with the sweetness and a long finish. This wine will really appeal to drinkers who find really dry reds unattractive. - John Brownsdon MW
About the Wine
In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish 'Cantine San Marzano'. Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers.
Talo is the surname of one of the winegrowers that has supplied San Marzano for many years. The vineyard is located in Salento, Puglia where the soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks, making it an ideal growing location for vines. The climate is characterised by high average temperatures with hot summers, contrasted with cool nights which helps to lengthen the ripening process.
Manduria is generally regarded to be the finest of all areas in Southern Italy for the Primitivo grape, and this example is excellent: a big, bold nose with rich ripe palate of savoury dark red fruits and spiciness.
Goes well with
A typical Primitivo di Manduria with weight, richness and sweetness all evident on the full-bodied palate, this style works very well with roasted and grilled red meats.
Try with grilled lamb chops, roasted pork fillet or, when the weather turns a bit cooler, venison in a blackcurrant sauce.
The sweetness on the finish makes this a lovely combination with dry, harder cheeses.
Talo Primitivo di Manduria
|Producer||Cantine San Marzano|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|