The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria of Cantine San Marzano is one of the very great red wines of Puglia. Sessantanni Primitivo, the racy Italian red wine from Puglia, is vinified from the grapes of over 60-year-old vines. It delights with opulent fruit and wonderfully spicy nuances of cinnamon, cedar and vanilla.
The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria from the Cantine San Marzano winery is an unforgettably intense red wine from Italy that delights with full body. Deep red in the glass, this red wine impresses with a multi-layered bouquet full of dried plums, stewed cherries, light tobacco, some anise and ripe wild berries. The Sessantanni is one of our most popular wines and also delights our customers with its good reviews.
Production of the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria
The grapes for this noble red wine come from 60 year old vines. These are rooted in poor soils rich in iron oxide. This explains the name, because Sessantanni stands for "from sixty-year-olds".
The result is, among other things, a much lower yield. These gnarled old vines of the Primitivo variety produce only about 3000 kg per hectare of grapes per year. This yield, reduced in a natural way, allows at the same time a particularly high quality and taste of each grape. The Scirocco, which blows from North Africa, characterizes the climate vineyards of Cantine San Marzano in southern Italy.
It brings dry air, which makes it difficult for fungi, insects and rot to affect the vines. This almost makes it possible to cultivate according to organic standards.
About 80% of the must is left on the skins for 18 days under temperature control. The remaining 20% of Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria for 25 days. This leads to an optimal extraction in this wine. The yeasts belong to the winemaker himself. After the Sessantanni Primitivo de Manduria is extracted, it is aged for 12 months in wooden barrels. These are made of French and American oak . After that it is bottled.
Tasting of the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria
The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria from Cantine San Marzano is a single varietal Primitivo. It appears with deep ruby red in the glass.
The nose reveals aromas of prunes and cherry jam. In addition, hints of sweet spices, such as cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. On the palate, the Sessantanni is well structured. It tastes full and fleshy, with a wonderful acidity. It has gentle, yet tannins full of character. In the very long finish of this red wine, spicy and tobacco notes again come to the fore, in addition to berry and fruit aromas.
The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria tastes good with these dishes
We recommend the Sessantanni as a solo entertainer. This is how it leaves its lasting impression without distractions. Nevertheless, this Primitivo goes wonderfully with braised meat dishes of beef, lamb, wild boar or venison. As well as with fine, bitter chocolate. Enjoy this wine at a temperature of 18 °C.
Awards for Sessantanni Primitivo
- Luca Maroni: 99 points for 2015
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2015
- Berlin Wine Trophy: Gold for 2015
- Mundus Vini: gold for 2013 and 2015
- I Vini di Veronelli: 94 points and 3 stars top rating for 2013
- Luca Maroni: 97 points for 2013
Facts about the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria
- From Puglia
- very old vines
- long barrel aging
- low yield
- moderate alcohol content depending on the vintage
Things to know about Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOC - Cantine San Marzano
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Great Primitivo that is worth the money!Text translated - Show original rating
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beautifully dark red, heavy,...
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Excellent wine and service
This is an excellent wine, surpassed by very few for us. Excellent delivery and service from outside the UK.
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I do not know much about wine. But this red wine is always a pleasure for many years.Text translated - Show original rating
Intrusively alcoholic, then little fruit, and just smoky scratchy finish.Text translated - Show original rating
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One of the best red wines in...
The wine is pure madness. Absolutely liquid gold and every sip is a dream come true. Who does not know the Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria yet I can only ask, order a bottle to try. What you get there, you will not think possible.... A wine that makes every day a holiday.Text translated - Show original rating
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I am thrilled. Just from the extremely heavy bottle.Text translated - Show original rating
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Wenn Primitivo, dann Sessantanni!Text translated - Show original rating
The Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria is a fantastic, powerful and balanced Primitivo. Delicate cedar notes round out notes of sour cherry, blackberry and chocolate.Text translated - Show original rating