Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2017

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Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2017


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The Cantele (cahn-teh-lay) family originally hailed from Veneto, but Paolo Cantele's grandfather emigrated to Puglia and founded this family estate in 1979. We met Paolo here in Spring Lake when he visited the Bottle Shop for the first time, and tasted through the Cantele wines. We were impressed by the complexity, consistency and value across the board. Another interesting fact he shared with us is that Cantele adds even less sulfites than allowed by the legal organic limit. The estate is not organic, per se, but the vineyards are farmed sustainably. It helps that 80% of his family's vineyards are on the Adriatic Coast side of Puglia, giving the benefit of NW winds which keep the vines breezy and not too hot.

The day we met Paolo we tasted the 2012 Rosato and it was surprisingly fresh and light on its feet even though it was 'last summer's vintage'....he said they do not mind drinking their dry Rose's with a little bottle age and we can see why. We sold lots of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 over the last three summers and now we have tasted and once again loved the 2016! When we eat pizza, arugula salad and meatballs in the summertime, this is the wine we crave!
Category Rosé Wine
Region Italy, Puglia, Salento
Brand Cantele
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine SpectatorA creamy rosé backed by fresh acidity, this offers flavors of baked cherry and raspberry fruit, with delicate herb, spice and orange peel notes. Drink now.

Alison Napjus, 2018