Malvasia Nera ‘Talo’ Salento San Marzano is a wonderfully rich wine from Italy’s Apulia region, with delicious dense flavours of vanilla and baked orange with a touch of thyme, warm and spicy on the finish.
Talo is the surname of one of the winegrowers that has supplied San Marzano for many years. San Marzano recognises the contribution their producers make, with whom they work closely to achieve the best from their land. The outstanding quality of these wines could not be created without them. The vineyard is located in Salento, Puglia at approximately 100 metres above sea level. The site benefits from a great diurnal temperature variation, which is ideal for promoting an extended ripening period for the vines and concentrating the flavours in the berries. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks, making it an ideal growing location for vines. The harvest takes place during the second week of September.
The grapes underwent temperature controlled maceration for approximately 10 days extracting the desired level of colour, aromatics and structure. Alcoholic fermentation took place with selected yeasts. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for four to six months, imparting subtle complexity.