The Cantele estate is a third-generation family-owned and run winery founded by the current generation's grandparents, immigrants from the north who settled in Puglia after WWII. Known for its pioneering work with Chardonnay and its passion for native grapes.
Teresa Manara was the Giovanni Battista Cantele's wife. The sons Augusto and Domenico wanted to dedicate a range of wines to her.
About the Vineyard
The narrow Salento peninsula is renowned for high-quality wine thanks to abundant ventilation, temperate weather, extreme diurnal shifts in summer, and limestone-rich soils. Over the last two decades, Cantele has implemented a cutting-edge "minimal intervention" system in its vineyards, thus ensuring freshness and varietal expression.
Freshness and varietal expression are the two key elements in Cantele's winemaking style. Winemaker Gianni Cantele starts with the highest quality estate-grown fruit and strives to maintain the fruit's natural aromas and flavors.
Dropped fruit and slow ripening make this wine, another homage to the cousins' grandmother, one of Puglia's most critically acclaimed expressions of Negroamaro. Gently aged in French cask, this modern-style wine never betrays its traditional roots.
With ripe dark fruit and healthy acidity, it's perfect with a Porterhouse.