The Tramari Rosé wine from San Marzano is made from the Primitivo grape, this is a very appealing pale and tangy rosé with aromas of roses and wild strawberries against a creamy background of Mediterranean spice.
Producer Note - 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 1,200 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.
Vintage - A mild, temperate spring was followed by a very hot and dry summer that resulted in an early harvest during the beginning of August. The total production was smaller than the previous year, however it was characterised by high quality grapes with concentrated fruit flavours. Vineyard The San Marzano Primitivo vineyard is located in Salento, Puglia and is situated at approximately 100 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by high average temperatures and a medium-low rainfall. The vines are planted at a density of 4,500 per hectare. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks, providing good drainage for the vines. Harvesting takes place during the first week of September.
Winemaking - Skin contact maceration took place for several hours, followed by a partial drawing off the must. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, preserving the aromatics and fruitiness of the Primitivo variety. Ageing then continued in stainless steel to retain freshness.
Tasting Note - A softly coloured rosé with intense aromas of wild cherries and raspberries, combined with an attractive hint of Mediterranean maquis - the local aromatic shrubland. Elegantly styled and slightly off-dry, with a refreshing finish.
Serving Suggestion - A delicious apéritif or ideal as an accompaniment to Italian style starters, fish soup, oven roasted or foil-baked fish and slightly aged cheese.
Grape Primitivo 100%
Awards Silver, DWWA, 2018
Winemaker: Caterina Bellanova & Davide Ragusa
Region: Apulia Sub region: Salento Country: Italy
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 8
Contains Sulphites: Yes