2021 San Marzano 60 Sessantanni Rosé
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 bush vineyard (Alberello) that was more than sixty years old, which was eventually renamed "Valle del Sessantanni" (Sixty Years 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 Rosé Salento symbolizes the 60th anniversary of Cantine San Marzano, a limited edition rosé sixty years after that special day in June 1962 when 19 winegrowers decided to continue their collaborative project.
An important milestone that shares the name with the company's iconic wine, Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP and is now celebrated by this eponymous Rosé. The most beautiful Primitivo grapes are picked manually for this Limited edition. The Sessantani Rosé has a soft pink, lively color with a beautiful intensity. The nose opens with a bouquet of red fruits where crisp cherries predominate, enveloped by a sweeter fruity note reminiscent of figs. On the palate, the wine has a fresh, beautiful roundness. Juicy and freshness balance the full and persistent aftertaste. Dee Sessantani Rosé is an ideal accompaniment to starters and main courses based on fish or shellfish. It also goes well with vegetarian dishes and spicy food. This is not your average rosé and is a serious bottle which also has a beautiful design. Don't drink it too cold. Then too much of the beautiful red fruit disappears around 10-12°C is perfect
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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.
|Type of Wine||Rosé|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|