2018 San Marzano 60 Sessantanni Old Vines Primitivo di Manduria

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Primitivo di Manduria
Winery San Marzano
Vintage 2018
Grape Primitivo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
Available as of Mar 13, 2023
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Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP is a wine born to express the authenticity of the Primitivo grape in a new and modern interpretation. The first bottle of Sessantanni was filled after the acquisition of a 40 hectare shrub vineyard (Alberello) that was more than sixty years old, and which was eventually renamed "Valle del Sessantanni" (Sixty Year Old Valley), a single vineyard that marked a turning point for the entire area and which, with its unique style, has earned a reputation as an international reference standard for Primitivo wines.

The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria is the top model from San Marzano and the 2018 vintage has once again received 98/100 points from Luca Maroni (the reviewer of Italian wines) and is one of the best rated (high-end) Primitivo di Manduria and the wine is by the consumers of Vivino with a score high in the 4-stars (4.5*) and receives the maximum score (trebicchieri) with 3 glasses of the Gambero Rosso. For lovers of this sultry, warm, full-bodied wine, the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria is the paradise.

The grapes for the Sessantanni come from an old vineyard located around the famous village of Manduria in Puglia - in the heel of Italy. The Primitvo grape is called Zinfandel in America and is without a doubt one of the most popular grape varieties at the moment. Excellent quality at a great price/quality. In addition to the iconic Primitivo di Manduria from Gianfranco Fino and the Puglia POP Luminaria, the San Marzano is certainly in the top 3 of the best Primitivo di Manduria wines. The Sessantanni has matured for 12 months in French and American oak. This is certainly reflected in the nose with the vanilla notes and aromas of cherries, plums, herbs, leather and tobacco. In the mouth the wine is full bodied, powerful, creamy and a bomb of fruit with notes of black fruit, cocoa, coffee and vanilla. The aftertaste is grand and compelling. He never ends.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.

Vineyard for 2018 San Marzano 60 Sessantanni Old Vines Primitivo di Manduria

In 1962, 19 winegrowers from San Marzano joined forces to create "Cantine San Marzano". Today, this cooperative has more than 1200 growers and uses modern and technologically advanced installations without compromising the very old wine tradition of Puglia. San Marzano is located in Puglia, in the heart of the acclaimed DOC "Primitivo di Manduria", between two seas (Ionian and Adriatic).

The provinces of Taranto and Brindisi offer a landscape where vineyards and olive trees grow side by side on a red substrate. This soil and the Mediterranean terroir play an essential role in the production of high-quality wines. The climate is extreme, with difficult conditions: drought, frost, Sirocco wind. Yet these passionate winemakers ensure that even grapes from the oldest vineyards produce full-bodied and elegant wines. Respect for the traditions of Puglia and passion for wine are paramount, but go hand in hand with technological developments and clever marketing. The modern wines of San Marzano are now extremely popular in Italian wine bars. The San Marzano label is their premium line, which even appears on the table in Michelin restaurants.

Using modern vinification techniques, San Marzano produces elegant and clean wines that pay tribute to the ancient Apulian winemaking traditions. This fusion of time-honored tradition, passion and contemporary craftsmanship allows the production of wines with distinctive varietal characteristics that reflect the essence of the local terroir. The team of winemakers is built to create the idiosyncratic and innovative style that makes San Marzano recognizable from the first sip. Caterina Bellanova and Davide Ragusa were born and raised in Puglia: Caterina represents the exquisite touch essential to make iconic wines, Davide is a young and talented winemaker, he studied oenology in Florence and developed his practical skills during several harvests, including in Abroad.

The strength of San Marzano lies in its versatility. However, she does have some hobbyhorses. She is a real star in the Primitivo from Di Manduria. San Marzano is also the right address for the wine drinker who is looking for depth and complexity. How about the San Marzano Collezione Cinquanta. This is a complex red wine that unites all the beauty of Salento, part of Puglia. But the real winner is the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria, a real top wine that the whole world has fallen in love with. It was not for nothing that this powerhouse received no less than 98 points from Luca Maroni, who is considered the Italian counterpart of Robert Parker.

More Information
Available as of Mar 13, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Primitivo di Manduria
Winery San Marzano
Grape Primitivo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard
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