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Cantele Salento Primitivo 2017

Cantele Salento Primitivo

Salento (Italy)

Cantele, a large family company established in 1979, is today a modern and dynamic winery. Located b...


/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Cantele Salento Primitivo 2017


Wine Red




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Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017


Cantele, a large family company established in 1979, is today a modern and dynamic winery. Located between Guagnano and Salice Salentino, it boasts 30 hectares of its own vineyard and a wide range of delights, dedicated to the enhancement of native vines in all their most convincing guises.

From these, the great classic of Salento definitely stands out: the Primitivo. Cultivated in espalier and alberello style between Torricella and San Pietro Vernotico, it is harvested at the end of August and macerates for no more than one week. The ageing process too is not aimed at emphasizing the natural concentration: 6 months of barrique is enough.

Ruby red with delicate but very elegant garnet, the Primitivo di Cantele, on the nose, releases mineral aromas that create an extremely fine nuance with morello cherry, sour cherry and plum. The aroma is also enriched with hints of flowers and spices, which lead to an aftertaste endowed with excellent intensity, breadth and complexity. On the palate, the tannins, which are not aggressive and silkily integrated, in parallel with its softness and characteristic warmth, confirm the finesse of this wine, which is, at the same time, vigorous and elegant, robust and refined.

Food pairing

Formaggio a media stagionatura / Pappardelle al sugo di lepre / Ravioli d'anatra / Agnello al forno con patate

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Riflessi granati
  • Bouquet:Amarena / Minerale / Prugna / Spezie dolci / Marasca / Rosa appassita
  • Mouth:Avvolgente / Elegante / Ricco / Tannino dolce


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Cantele Salice Saentino Riserva (30/01/2018) - Vintage 2016

Molto suadente

Colore rosso rubino , morbito, suadente, delicato ma molto elegante,, al naso, aromi minerali . al palato, i tannini, sono setose con intensta robusta.



Since its foundation in 1979 Cantele has created for itself a place among Puglia's most outstanding and active wineries and, in addition, it has been one of the pioneers in this region's move to better quality. On lands noted for the red earth typically found between Puglia and Salento, this winery produces wines of great precision and cleanness, and thus brings out the best of the indigenous varieties. The extensive vineyards and large-scale production runs should lead to no...