Negroamaro 'Il Pumo' Salento 2017 San Marzano is a rich, structured red, made from Apulia's native Negroamaro grape variety. It shows dark cherry and spiced raspberry aromas, with a firm, vibrantly fruity palate, which shows a hint of chocolate on its long finish.
|Serve with||savoury first courses, grilled red meat, game and mature cheese|
|Name||San Marzano Negroamaro 'Il Pumo' Salento|
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 1200 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.
The vineyard area is approximately 100 metres above sea level, with high average temperatures and medium to low rainfall, providing excellent conditions for grape production. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks for drainage. Harvest takes place during the first few weeks of September.