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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Cantele Primitivo 2006
Cantele Primitivo 2006
(search item no. 97720)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $11.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The violet reflections of this deep red wine are complemented by the unique, intense bouquet and spicy aroma. The wine is full bodied and conveys a velvety warmth.

Perfectly paired with game, roasted or braised meat, hard mature cheeses.

"Smoky oak meets juicy cherry in this meaty Primitivo. Match teh chewy tannins with burgers fresh off the grill." 88 Points
Wine & Spirits
June 2009

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About Cantele:

This winery was founded in 1979 by Giovanni Cantele and his two sons Augusto and Domenico, and is the result of ten years experience in the wine business in the Salentino area. Cantele's latest investments have served to increase their presence in the DOC zone of Salice Salentino in the commune of Guagnano, where they grow the local Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo varieties.