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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Cantele Primitivo 2009
Cantele Primitivo 2009
(search item no. 115578)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
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 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.

Serve with pasta and meat sauce, red meats including lamb. Ideal partner for medium to well – seasoned 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.