The Negroamaro harvest is about to begin…

I’ve been enjoying a few days of rest as we wait to start the second phase of harvest, the most complex and the most important phase given that we will begin picking the grape that represents 50% of our total production, Negroamaro. It was tough to abandon my t-shirt and Bermuda shorts for a week […]

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Harvest begins with Chardonnay…

Chardonnay harvest began last week at Cantele. In coming days, we’ll be posting updates on our progress. For you wine geeks, here are some data for the Cantele classic Chardonnay: Chardonnay 2011 (linea Classica): 19.40 Babo (KMW) 7,6 Total Acidity 3,32 pH

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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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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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