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Cantele Amativo 2015

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Winemaker Notes

Ruby red in color, this wine offers aromas of rose and violet, giving way to wild fruit, dried fig, preserves, and vanilla. The same aromatic equilibrium reappears in the mouth, releasing delicate progressions of fruit and spice. The rich, balanced flavor of this wine's components give it its distinctive imprint. And its extreme delicacy closes with ample, persistent flavors in the finish.

Pair with well-aged ripe cheeses and smoked and spicy cured meats.

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A blend of 60% Primitivo and 40% Negroamaro, this wine offers an intensity of tobacco, leather and dried herbs on the nose, with blackberry coulis filling out the dense core. It is rich in dark-berry flavors on the palate, yet bright acidity and firm tannins provide a solid frame alongside a wealth of lingering spice tones.
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Cantele, Italy
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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.
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While picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate serve to unify the grape-growing culture of this country. The apparent never-ending world of indigenous grape varieties gives Italy an unexampled charm and allure. From the steep inclines of the Alps to the sprawling, warm, coastal plains of the south, red grape varieties thrive throughout.

The kings of Italy, wines like Barolo and Barbaresco (made of Nebbiolo), and Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino (made of Sangiovese), as well as Amarone (mostly Corvina), play center stage for the most lauded, collected and cellar-worthy reds. Less popular but entirely deserving of as much praise are the wines made from Aglianico, Sagrantino and Nerello Mascalese.

For those accustomed to drinking New World reds, the south is the place to start. Grapes like Negroamaro or Primitvo from Puglia and Nero d’Avola from Sicily make soft, ammicable, full-bodied, fruit-dominant wines. Curious palates should be on the lookout for Cannonau, Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.

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