Cantele Primitivo 2016 750ml
SKU 815599

Cantele Primitivo 2016

Puglia - Italy

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Rated 88 by Wine Advocate
The Cantele 2016 Primitivo offers a pure and faithful interpretation of this hearty red grape from the deep south of Italy. The wine opens to a dark and seriously concentrated appearance with plump black fruit aromas of prune, plum and dried blackberry. There is a naturally spicy and smoky quality as well, with light hints of mesquite and mahogany. For a Salento wine, the alcohol is low at 13.5%, and this goes a long away to underline the natural and carefree personality you get here. Like any other easy-treading, smoky Zinfandel, this Southern belle would do well with a rack of baby back pork ribs-Memphis style, y'all. Some 140,000 bottles were made.
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Region: Puglia

Italy's beautiful southern wine region of Puglia is a fascinating place for fans of Italian wines. Situated in the very 'heel' of the country, sticking down into the Mediterranean sea, one can hardly imagine a more perfect place for viticulture. Rich, fertile volcanic soils help the grapes take on real character and stunning flavours, and the blazing sunshine of the long summers allows them to reach exceptional levels of ripeness. The wines of Puglia are a great example of how certain Italian regions are throwing off the poor reputations of yesteryear, and using their traditional techniques and methods to create characterful wines, packed full of unique flavours. Puglian wines are renowned for their large, powerful and boisterous characters, and their excellent structure which supports their strong and unique fruit flavours.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.