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The small, artisanal (A Mano = by hand) and very family-run winery A Mano is the dream child of Elvezia Sbalchiero and Mark Shannon. Originally from Friuli, Elvezia met the Californian oenologist Mark in Sicily. Through their love, a shared dream was born, which would see the light of day in Puglia: A Mano. Today, more than 25 years after the foundation of the winery, Elvezia and Mark are still reinterpreting the wines of Puglia. The light, refreshing and always dry wines from natural cultivation and artisan production set a pleasant counterpoint to the usual wines from Puglia.

Remarkable is the style of the wines, which is unusual for Apulian conditions: These are clearly dry made (i.e., fully fermented) and also lean (in stark contrast to many rather opulent wines from Puglia). Even the Appassito is drier and leaner than the Appassimento of other Apulian wineries. In addition, the wines of A Mano are all grown and vinified naturally by hand, but the small winery is not officially certified because of the effort involved. - Gerardo [TS02/23]



´A Mano´ · Primitivo IGT 2022, A Mano, Apulien

A Mano · Primitivo IGT 2022


A Mano, Puglia

The basic Primitivo from A Mano also bears Mark Shannon's unmistakable signature: The wine is still dry and relatively light for a Primitivo, accompanied by wonderful freshness. The aroma is reminiscent of ripe red fruits such as raspberries and a pleasant spicy note. On the palate, this single-varietal Primitivo is youthful and full-bodied, underpinned by rounded fruit. - Gerardo [TS02/23]

"Handmade wines show the personality of the people who make the wine. Primitivo is my favorite grape and it shows! The wine is friendly, easy to like and always a pleasure. I have spent 20 years cultivating the modern Primitivo, a wine that respects its heritage and exploits the maximum of what the grape has to offer." - Mark Shannon

"Wild raspberries, also wild strawberries, light red aromas, wild stock, sour cherry, cranberries, thyme and bay leaf, also allspice; quite entertaining, again cranberry and bay leaf, not overly dense and yet juicy, uncomplicated." - Meiningers Weinwelt


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 € 8,50 11,33 €/L
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´A Mano´ · Fiano-Greco Bianco IGT 2023, A Mano, Apulien

A Mano · Fiano-Greco Bianco IGT 2023


A Mano, Puglia

This blend of Fiano Minutolo and Greco Bianco is characterized by freshness and lightness. This lovely white wine combines crisp and clean aromas with concentration and length. Aromas of nectarines, ripe pears, orange blossom, white peaches and hints of jasmine. - Gerardo [TS02/24]

"The Fiano gives the wine its white peach floral components. The Greco comes from a very old, sandy hillside vineyard and gives it a grapefruit component and body. It is a fresh, delicious aperitivo. It pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry and salads, asparagus in spring and fresh pasta such as spinach ravioli in summer." - Mark Shannon

"This 50-50 Fiano and Greco blend is deeply redolent of white flowers, talc powder, pear, peach and offers an attractive fresh piquancy, almost spicy, touch in the mouth." - Wine Enthusiast


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´A Mano´ · Primitivo Rosato IGT 2023, A Mano, Apulien

A Mano · Primitivo Rosato IGT 2023


A Mano, Puglia

Delightfully fragrant Primitivo Rosato characterized by freshness and fruit, thereby dry vinified and with moderate alcohol content. The bouquet is intense and reminiscent of tropical fruits and some crystallized ginger. On the palate, distinct notes of blackberries as well as some ripe peach. Great, light Rosato from artisan production, which in a short time became a bestseller. - Gerardo [TS02/24]

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´Imprint´ · Primitivo Appassito IGT 2020, A Mano, Apulien
Imprint · Primitivo Appassito IGT 2020

A Mano, Puglia

A single varietal Primitivo of strong color with exuberant aroma of ripe red and black berry fruits, with spicy notes. The late harvested grapes ripen and dry on the vine until they partially rosin. Thus made in the style of an appassimento, it is concentrated and opulent on the palate, with great balance. It is elegant, velvety and smooth, with a long finish. - Gerardo [TS02/21]

"There is no doubt that all the wines I make bear my signature. Winemaking is such a deep vocation for me that I devote myself to it with all my soul. So how could we make a wine that truly reflects my personality? A big, powerful wine that will give you a warm, strong hug and a smile: IMPRINT. IMPRINT is made from dried Primitivo grapes, it is velvety and smooth, with a soft, long finish that envelops the high alcohol content." - Mark Shannon

"Bright ruby red with a slight violet hue. Spicy nose of pepper and leather, then lots of plum and some Amarena cherries, has something of the violet in the reverberation. On the palate slightly vegetal with green nuances, thus fresh and grippy, good length, finishes with firm pressure." - Falstaff


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´Imprint´ · Susumaniello IGT 2020, A Mano, Apulien
Imprint · Susumaniello IGT 2020

A Mano, Puglia

Deep purple-black in the glass. Intense aromas of blackberry and chocolate are accompanied by blueberry scents, violets, flowers, crème de cassis and Mediterranean herbs. The wine is full-bodied, with strong but fine tannins and great texture. A fantastic freshness accompanies the seamless finish. - Gerardo [TS02/21]

"Susumaniello is a rare, ancient Apulian red grape variety grown in the Salento peninsula. Its name comes from the local dialect and means 'little donkey'. Old people told us that the name comes from the enormous load the vines carry when they are young, so heavy that they can only be carried by a donkey, but others say it is so named because it is as difficult to handle as a donkey.'Finally we have a grape with the same personality as the winemaker,' Elvi said to me.... (I hope she meant hardworking and reliable, but maybe she meant stubborn). I could not resist the challenge of working with this precious and unique variety. This is a wine that focuses on the earth, the people and the terroir." - Mark Shannon

"Fresh wild berries, cherry juice, also cherry stone, then lots of blue fruit, slightly menthol, but overall fully on the fruit track; lean, fun and juicy, animating drinking flow." - Meiningers Weinwelt


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