In Conversation With: Mark Shannon, A Mano

In the final interview of our Italy Summer Tour, David chats with the effervescent Mark Shannon from A Mano winery in Puglia. Mark fell in love with Puglia and its very old Primitivo vines 24 years ago, on a weekend visit from Sicily, and has never looked back.

They discuss the history of Primitivo, how Mark came to make the zesty Primitivo Rosato 2020, how to achieve A Mano’s hallmark freshness, and his unusual talent for speaking to grapes.