The grapes to produce Salice Salentino”Il Pumo” San Marzano were harvested during the second half of September. The must underwent a temperature controlled maceration for approximately 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts. Salice Salentino “Il Pumo” San Marzano was aged in stainless steel tanks, preserving the purity of fruit in the blend.
Salice Salentino DOP comes from the Apulia region that makes up the south-eastern corner of Italy. Located between two seas the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian the vineyards are situated on land where vines and olive trees flourish side by side. The vineyard’s soils and the Mediterranean terroir play a fundamental role in the production of the wines. The climate is extreme, with droughts, frosts and the sirocco winds, all providing challenges to the talented winemakers. The vines are grown in soils that are mainly composed of reddish clay. The harvest takes place in the second half of September, once the grapes have reached the optimal level of maturity
Cantine San Marzano was born in 1962, in a small town in Puglia in the center of the DOC Primitivo di Manduria, a strip of land kissed by the two seas of Salento, the Ionian and the Adriatic. 19 wine growers from San Marzano, whose families had cultivated the land for generations, joined forces to found the winery. Over the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 winemakers. Using modern and technologically advanced winemaking techniques they produce elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. The fusion of tradition, passion and contemporary techniques has allowed this company to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characteristics, while reflecting the local territory. In the Sommelier Wine Awards, San Marzano was awarded as European producer of the year 2017.