Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2020

Known as the gold standard in Pugliese rosé, Cantele's Negroamaro Rosato regularly lands 90+ scores from top reviewers. This clean, bright, extremely fresh wine abounds in red berry and ripe red fruit, a perfect pairing for shellfish, fried fish, and oven-fired whole fish like orata.

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. 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
IGT Salento
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation
130 feet
Average Vine Age
10-30
Exposure
Various
Total SO2
100
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1981
Bottles produced of this wine
140,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Negroamaro
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
14-18 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature
60 °F
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Length of aging before bottling
4 -10 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L
Dry extract
22 g/L

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