Teresa Manara Negroamaro 2015

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.

Wine Production

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. 

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairing

With ripe dark fruit and healthy acidity, it's perfect with a Porterhouse. 

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned Bush
Elevation
130 feet
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
64,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Negroamaro
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
14-24 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
0-3 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
12-18
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months in barrique, additional ageing in stainless steel
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.1 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
2.3 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L
Dry extract
6.2 g/L

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