Cantele Primitivo 2012 Salento
Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, now more commonly known as Zinfandel. Deep, dense ruby in color, with a spicy aroma of plum and fig alongside hints of sweet spice. Rich and full, the texture here is soft and plush, with an elegant juicy finish.
For three generations, the Cantele family have been making wines in the Salento peninsula of Puglia. Having originally come from northern Italy, Giovanni Battista and his wife Teresa Manara decided to move to Salento and establish a winery in the late 1950s.
Now the whole family is involved and their energy and enthusiasm for what they do is contagious. Planted with 30 hectares of vines, with the primary focus on local and historical varieties such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Fiano and later successes with international varieties, the area provides ideal growing conditions. Long, sunny days and cooling sea breezes sweeping in from the Adriatic and Ionian seas have led to the production of wines which are rich, ripe and beautifully balanced.
Grape: 100% Primitivo