Cantine Feudi di San Marzano Cinquanta Collezione Vino Rosso N.V
Grape varietal & region: San Marzano (TA), Salento, Puglia. Vines are grown at an altitude of around 100 m above sea level. Medium/high temperature in summer, with good evapotranspiration. The soil is loam, finely textured and rich in iron oxides that gives the topsoil the distinctive red hue. Calcareous subsoil (limestone) with few emerging rocks.
Taste profile: In 2012, fifty years after the founding of Cantine San Marzano, Collezione Cinquanta was born. As a non-vintage wine, it has been designed for the occasion, a precious blend of the best red grape varieties typical of Salento. Powerful and structured, with a complex bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices.
Ruby red colour with purple reflections; an intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes of prune and red jam, and a spicy scent of vanilla and licorice. Intense on the palate, full-bodied and soft with a long aftertaste.
Winemaking process: Hand-harvest of slightly overripe grapes. Destemming and crushing followed by cold soak maceration at 8°C for about 24-48 hours. Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days with autochthonous yeasts at 24-26°C. Final drawing off with soft pressing machines. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then in French oak barrels for 12 months.