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. In 2021, San Marzano was awarded the ‘Cooperative Winery of the Year Award’ by Gambero Rosso.
The vineyard is located at approximately 100 metres above sea level and benefits from great diurnal temperature variations. The soils are quite thin, soft and shallow, but have a good texture.
For the Edda, Bianco Salento, the grapes were gently destemmed and then cool macerated for several hours to allow the flavour to develop. This was followed by a gentle pressing and a cold settling to encourage a natural sedimentation. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels. The wine was matured on its fine lees in barriques for a period of four months, with weekly lees stirring which imparted texture and complexity to the wine.
A distinctive blend delivering aromas of sun-ripened peach and mellow floral aromatics, which are interwoven with delicate hints of vanilla. Fresh and beautifully balanced, the rounded palate is elegantly styled and has a touch of minerality on the finish.