San Marzano 'Talò', Salento, Malvasia Nera 2019

£11.75

Delicious dense flavours of vanilla and baked orange with a touch of thyme, warm and spicy on the finish.

Malvasia Nera 100%

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. Using modern and technologically advanced vinification techniques they produce elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. The fusion of time honoured tradition, passion and contemporary techniques, enables this winery to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characteristics while reflecting the local terroir. In the Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded European Producer of the Year 2017.

Talo is the surname of one of the winegrowers that has supplied San Marzano for many years. San Marzano recognises the contribution their producers make, with whom they work closely to achieve the best from their land. The outstanding quality of these wines could not be created without them. The vineyard is located in Salento, Puglia at approximately 100 metres above sea level.

The grapes underwent temperature controlled maceration for approximately 10 days extracting the desired level of colour, aromatics and structure. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts and once completed, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for four to six months imparting subtle complexity.

Tasting Note:

An intense and complex bouquet of ripe red fruits combined with hints of spice. A full-bodied wine with delicious flavours of Morello cherry and vanilla notes through to a smooth finish.