San Marzano Calce Spumante Metodo Classico Brut
In 1962, 19 winemakers, determined to demonstrate the high potential of wines from Salento, founded "Cantine San Marzano". The Talò series from San Marzano are all very fine wines with authentic Puglia grapes with aging in oak barrels. elegant, complex and, as with all San Marzano wines, an excellent price/quality ratio.
The Calce Spumante Metodo Classico Brut is a new wine from the San Marzano stable and only became available around September 2021. The mineral Spumante Calce (Calce means Lime in Italian) comes from this land of sand and shells. It is a Blanc de Blanc so 100% made from Chardonnay in a traditional method such as a good Champagne or Cava with double fermentation (method traditionelle) and is a Reserva and has matured for 36 months.
The San Marzano Calce Spumante Metodo Classico Brut has an intense straw yellow color, tending towards golden, made brilliant by the remarkably fine and persistent perlage. Intense and complex aromas with unmistakably the aromas of the chardonnay grape coming from a vineyard with splashes of lime. We smell broom flowers, exotic fruits and candied citrus fruits; in the background, a pronounced aroma of yeast and brioche due to the long maturation on the lees. Nice fresh acidity accompanies the whole sip, enhanced by the slight sharpness of the bubbles and balanced by a certain softness and mousse. A Spumante of very high quality that can undoubtedly compete with many much more expensive Champagne.
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||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch, Summer party|