Primitivo IGT Salento 2016

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.

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.

Wine Production

Cantele became a Salento Primitivo pioneer when it released this wine more than a decade ago. Vinified in stainless steel and aged in oak, this lithe expression of Puglia's most famous grape offers elegant red fruit flavors without ever overwhelming the palate. 

Food Pairing

A favorite pairing for a juicy burger. 

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation
131 feet
Average Vine Age
20-40 years
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
1990
Bottles produced of this wine
200,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Primitivo
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
12 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Three to Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
75-77 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
7-10
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Size of aging container
225L
Type of oak
85% French 15% American
Length of aging before bottling
6 months in oak, 6 months in stainless steel
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
34.1 g/L

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