Not just an everyday rosé: Cantele Rosato made from 100% Negroamaro

As for every vintage of this wine that I’ve tasted (since I first met Paolo and began to follow his winery in 2008), I was blown away by how lip-smackingly delicious Cantele’s 2010 Rosato (100% Negroamaro) was when I tasted it with him and winemaker Gianni Cantele in February. And I found out why this […]

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07 Salice Salentino one of the best vintages ever

“The arrival of a scirocco in late September was cause for alarm,” said winemaker Gianni Cantele when we tasted the 2007 vintage of his Salice Salentino (80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera) last week in Guagnano at the winery. “We feared the hot winds would cause the vines to go into hydric shock,” he said, “and […]

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Cantele and Puglia in Tokyo at Ostuni

In this case, I’m talking about Ostuni in Tokyo, one of our clients… not Ostuni, the beloved “white city” found in the province of Brindisi (Puglia). For those who speak Japanese, you can find all the information at www.piacerebuonvino-ostuni.com. But here are some notes for the rest of you. Ostuni is a restaurant-wine bar that […]

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Top Italian wine writer Tomacelli reviews Teresa Manara

When someone says “the Wines of the Salento,” it sounds as if the appellation — with its 25-kilometer radius of Negroamaro growers — were on par with the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In fact, it’s all right here, centered in Salice Salentino, comprised of a handful of villages, each the size of a Roman neighborhood. […]

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From Rubber Soul to the White Album: Vintrospective on Cantele Primitivo

Vintrospective, by American wine industry veteran and consultant Joel Mack, is one of the leading resources on Italian wine today. Here’s what Joel had to say about Cantele Primitivo…

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