San Marzano Timo Puglia Vermentino 2020

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San Marzano Timo Puglia Vermentino 2020

Country - Italy

Region - Apulia

Grape Varieties - Vermentino 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - San Marzano

Tasting notes - Delicate white floral aromas combine with notes of thyme and rosemary in this elegant, refreshing and mineral wine. 

San Marzano Timo Puglia Vermentino 2020

Delicate white floral aromas combine with notes of
thyme and rosemary enhanced by peach and green
apple flavours through to a saline, zesty finish.

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.

The 2020 vintage experienced a rainy winter which helped to restore soil water
reserves. A mild spring followed with little rain through to a very hot, dry and windy
summer, which reduced disease pressure in the vineyard. Good diurnal temperature
differences encouraged regular ripening of the grapes, resulting in healthy, ripe fruit
with balancing natural acidity. The harvest started five days earlier than the previous

The vines are grown in Brindisi, Salento in Puglia at an elevation of approximately 100
metres above sea-level. The warm climate is tempered by the proximity to the sea
and the influence of the strong oceanic winds. The wine takes its name ‘Timo’ from
the thyme bushes that grow along the rocky shoreline of the Ionian Sea, whose
scent fills the air with herbal fragrance of the Mediterranean garrigue known locally
as maquis. The vines are planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare and are
double Guyot trained, which encourages the best expression of the Vermentino
variety as the leaves protect the grapes from the high temperatures, allowing them
to retain balancing acidity. An integrated protection system has been implemented
which monitors the atmospheric conditions and uses targeted copper and sulphur
treatments. The vines are grown in shallow, medium textured sandy soils, with soil
management techniques of cover crops and green manure being used.

The grapes were destemmed and underwent several hours of skin contact at low
temperatures to extract the delicate floral aromas. Gentle pressing then obtained
the must which was fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast for
between 13 to 15 days at controlled temperatures of 15°C. The wine was aged in
stainless steel for five months, to retain the purity of fruit and preserve the varietal

Tasting Note
Delicate white floral aromas combine with notes of thyme and rosemary in this
elegant, refreshing and mineral wine.

Vermentino 100%

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