The Cinquanta Collection is the wine that represents the spirit of Cantine San Marzano, one of the largest and most important wineries in the Apulian wine sector. Born from the union of Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes, it was created to celebrate the first 50 years of life of San Marzano Cantine. Numerous awards continue to be attributed to him by the most famous wine reviewers. After a long time of its first creation it continues to be a very appreciated wine all over the world.
Type of wine: Red wine from Italy.
Vines: Red grapes typical of Salento.
Plant density: 4500 saplings per hectare.
Production area: The Red Wine of Italy-Collezione Cinquanta is produced from the selected vineyards of the territory of San Marzano, in Salento, in Puglia, at an average altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. The medium-textured clay soils, shallow with a good presence of skeleton, in addition to medium-high temperatures in the summer with high evapo-transpiration, are beneficial qualities for the production of these grapes.
Training system: The training system foresees saplings of not less than 50 years of age with a number of buds per plant between 4 and 6 and an average production of grapes per vine of about 1 kg.
Harvest period : The harvest period for its production begins in September.
Vinification: The vinification consists of hand-picking the slightly overripe grapes, followed by the destemming-crushing, the subsequent cold pre-fermentation maceration and finally the start of alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The final racking takes place with soft pressing.
Refinement: Refinement involves malolactic fermentation in steel and storage in barriques of important and precious French wood for a duration of about 12 months.
Aging potential: This wine maintains its organoleptic characteristics for 7 years. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel followed by ageing in French oak barriques for 12 months.
Organoleptic characteristics: The typical color is ruby red with purple hues. On the palate it is offered in its intensity, with fruity hints of plum and jam, of spices, such as vanilla and licorice. The great structure and its softness stand out on the palate; pleasant taste, has a long finish.
Pairings: It goes well with red meat, game and robust first courses. It can be defined as a "meditation wine".
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019: Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: Gold Medal
Monde Selection Bruxelles 2019: Gold Medal
G 100 International Wine & Spirits Awards 2019: Gold Medal
Luca Maroni Annual Italian Wine Awards 2019: 98 Points & Best Red