The grapes to produce Sauvignon Malvasia “Il Pumo” San Marzano were crushed, destemmed and gently pressed. Cold static sedimentation was followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures of approximately 15 to 16°C, which retained both the freshness and fruity aromatics. Sauvignon Malvasia “Il Pumo” San Marzano was aged in stainless steel, to preserve these fruit-forward characteristics.
The vineyard sits at approximately 100 metres above sea level and benefits from great diurnal temperature variations, which are ideal for promoting an extended ripening period for the vines and concentrating the flavours in the berries. The vines are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare and are grown in soft soils, which are thin with a fine texture and good drainage. The harvest takes place during the second and third weeks of August.
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.