Cantele Primitivo 2005

Primitivo from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $12.79
Item No. 92800
  • RP89
  • W&S88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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.

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I was dissapointed on this one. I had been really looking forward to this wine and unbalanced is unfortunately the best way to describe it. It has an amazing dark purple color to it, so typical of southen Italy. I like my reds, so that's a plus. The smell was very alcoholic, but had hints of oak and earth. The taste reminded me of plums and beetroot; also very unbalanced and alcoholic. For $14 a bottle I expected a bit more. I believe this wine would do well with further bottle aging.
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Learn About Cantele Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Learn About Primitivo

Primitivo(pree-meh-TEE-voh) Kin of Zin Recent DNA testing has shown Primitivo to possess the exact same genetic make up as the popular California grape, Zinfandel. Oddly enough, both varieties origins are tracked back to Croatia. And while the grapes may be identical in theory, the wines they produce have distinct differences. Notable Facts ...

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Violet reflections in a deep red. Intense nose and spicy aromas with notes of sour cherry and prune. Full bodied ...
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