Having originally come from northern Italy, Giovanni Battista and his wife Teresa Manara settled in Salento, going on to create Puglia Wines, having fallen instantly in love with the region during a visit in the 1950s. Today, the whole Cantele family is involved in the production of their Salento wine, and their energy and enthusiasm for the wines they make is evident.
Deep red. Aromas of ripe red cherry and berry cocktail with hints of potpourri and sea salt. Suave and ripe on entry, then more tannic and large-scaled, but boasting refined dark berry, ink and graphite flavors. Closes long, multilayered, and clean. First made in 1990, this top of the line wine is a blend of 60% Primitivo and 40% Negroamaro and is always a sure bet, year in and year out quality-wise; it’s no different in this vintage.