San Marzano Collezione 50 Vino Rosso

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San Marzano Collezione 50 Vino Rosso

Vintage: 2014

Grape variety: 50% Negroamaro, 50% Primitivo

From: Apulia, Italy

ABV: 14.5%

The Collezione 50 was made to celebrate the 50th birthday of the San Marzano cooperative, and is in fact a fascinating blend of 3 different vintages - 2011, 2012 and 2013. Unusually for the cooperative, it is also a blend of the two signature Puglian varieties, Negroamaro and Primitivo, and as such represents the very best the region has to offer. On the palate, the wine shows a complex integration between fruit and maturation flavours, with notes of raspberry, plum and prune supported by a touch of vanilla and liquorice. This is an opulent, full-bodied wine, and would be a fabulous accompaniment to the warm and hearty flavours of a vegan Christmas dinner.

In the winery, the fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts, further promoting the wines' sense of regionality. After blending both varieties and vintages, maturation took place in French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. No animal-based fining agents or winery aids were used during the vinification.

San Marzano is an award-winning cooperative of over 1000 vinegrowers in southern Italy, melding time-honoured techniques with innovative and vegan friendly winemaking. They were granted the prestigious title of 'European Producer of the Year' by the Sommelier Wine Awards, 2017.