tThe TR3 series from San Marzano is the most beautiful line from San Marzano from a price/quality point of view. The TR3 is also known under the Gran Trio Rosso label. The TR3 Pumi Rosso is a blend of Primitivo, Malvasia Nera and Negroamaro that grow up in the warm Salento and come from the oldest vineyards of San Marzano. The best grapes go to the TR3 Rosso and most of the harvest goes to its brothers. The TR3 Pumi Rosso is a very soft wine in which the 3 grape varieties complement each other perfectly. The warmness of the Primitivo with the beautiful acidity of the Malavasia Nera and the backbone of the Negroamaro, combined with the healthy vineyards where the old tribes benefit from the fresh wind from the sea that keeps the somewhat 'aged' vines in perfect condition. Unlike its brothers, the TR3 Pumi Rosso is aged for at least 6 months, partly in 2nd and 3rd year barrels and part in new oak, which gives more power and finesse to this red TR3 Pumi.
In the glass, the TR3 Pumi has a beautiful dark ruby red color. In the nose we smell black fruit such as blackberry, cherry and blueberry but after some rolling and oxygen also notes of chocolate, plums, raisins and some sweet spices. In the mouth, the TR3 Rosso is very soft and almost creamy with again the black fruit, but we also taste some vanilla, cocoa and toffee in the throat. The yield of the old vines is very minimal so this wine is always very limited and available certainly because the price is so attractive, the TR3 Pumi (white and red) is one of the toppers of San Marzano, of which they could sell many times more if they had these.