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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Cantele Primitivo 2008
Cantele Primitivo 2008
(search item no. 107801)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $11.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 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 color is a lively ruby red with delicate garnet reflections.
On the nose, the bouquet is mineraly with undertones of cherries and plums; the finish is of flowers and spices.
The palate expresses soft tannins, good acidity and the soft mouthfeel which are characteristics of the bounty of Primitivo which was once a strong and rustic wine and is now one of elegance and nobility. Serve this wine with pasta and meat sauce, red meats including lamb. Ideal partner for cheese.
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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.