The colors of elegance

Cantele and Accademia Sitam Lecce announce a celebration of style and elegance: a new joint-project devoted to the marriage of wine and fashion. The never-ending quest to define beauty and elegance is something that takes shape every day at the Cantele winery, where art and winemaking go hand in hand. Similarly, the young, brilliant designers at the Sitam Fashion Academy, driven by their endless creativity, work every day to give form to their fabrics. It couldn't be a better fit or a better match.

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Rohesia: rosè without compromise

The first vintage of Rohesia has been such a thrill for us. And now, this new rosé — vinified from the same grapes used for our flagship wine, Teresa Manara Negroamaro — is in its second vintage. But it's already become a wine that stands out from the crowd. The second incarnation has been even more positively received than the previous. It's thanks to this wine's strong identity and the fact that it doesn't compromise on any level: It's a wine whose integrity has never been shaped by fleeting trends of the marketplace.

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Teresa Manara Chardonnay “Dieci Settembre” (“September 10”)

September 10 was a particularly meaningful date in the 2013 harvest: It was the date we picked the last bunches of our Chardonnay. We harvested them just as they were enjoying the last rays of summer sunlight and the cool mornings that announce the arrival of fall. This day was also the culmination of a patient wait that had been devoted to the grapes in a small zone in our Teresa Manara vineyard.

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A new sustainable closure for Cantele wines

The history of cork wine closures stretches back to their use with Athenian amphorae in the fifth century B.C.E. Long before today’s consumers became aware of the cork closure, ancient Greek decorative artists depicted them in their work. Despite the unavoidable romanticism linked to this long and rich legacy, thoughtfully designed alternative closures — like those created by the American giant Nomacorc — have begun to replace them.

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Negroamaro, new thoughts on the grape name’s origins

Above: Negroamaro grapes ready to be picked (image via the Cantele Flickr). Harvest will begin soon in Puglia. When Alfonso Cevola aka @ItalianWineGuy mentioned that he would be speaking this week on Negroamaro and Xinomavro at Texsom in Dallas (the annual Texas sommelier conference), I decided to revisit the current research on the origins of […]

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