2016 San Marzano Tramari Primitivo Rosé Salento IGT

Ample and coating, a good match for cheese

2016 San Marzano Tramari Primitivo Rosé Salento IGT

This varietal Primitivo rosé was grown in Salento, in southern Apulia, at about 300 feet above sea level (it’s flat there). San Marzano is a cooperative that started in 1962 when 19 growers decided to pool efforts. Today its 1,200 growers farm 3,500 vineyard acres.

This is a pressed wine, fermented and aged in stainless steel. It’s a deep salmon pink and very fragrant, suggesting ripe honeydew, peaches, roses, and raspberries. The flavors are honeyed, with abundant stone fruit and berry notes, some pineapple, a hint of amaretto, and a long finish of powdery white flowers.

This is a big wine, ample and coating. Pair it with sharp and salty cheeses—aged sheep’s milk, Tomme style, old Gouda—or the charcuterie board. Try it with Prosciutto-wrapped melon, salads sparkled with fruits, and pastas tossed with creamy fresh cheeses. Also great by the glass.


13% abv | $17 (sample) Imported by Winebow, Inc.

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