San Marzano Malvasia Nera Salento Talo 2018
The Malvasia Nera from San Marzano in Puglia is an outstanding example of this little known varietal. This is a rich, spicy and elegant red wine that exudes class and is totally different to the dominant grape styles from this area.
San Marzano is a cooperative of over 1000 small growers from Puglia in Italy. They combine to produce the most sublime wines of the highest quality. Due to the strict selection process, each grower has to ensure their fruit is of the highest quality.
San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. The area is about 100 meters above sea level, with high average temperatures and medium-low rainfall. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks.
Second half of September.
Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
In French oak barrels for 6 months.
Thick ruby red; intense and complex bouquet with notes of red fruits and spices. A full-bodied wine with a pleasantly smooth impact and a long ending.
Serve with roasted red meats with rich sauces and mature cheese.