Cantele Chardonnay del Salento 2011
Puglia is home to many of the most fascinating expressions of Greek varietals that have dominated the Salento Peninsula for twenty eight centuries. The Cantele family is a leader in progressive technologies applied to traditional vines and for modern faces. Toward the end of the 1970`s Giovanni Battista Cantele and his wife Teresa Manara decided to consolidate 30 years of experience in the wine world of Northern Italy and bring their expertise to the region of Puglia, and Salento in particular, where they saw tremendous potential.
Thus the winery Cantele was born and during the 1980`s their two sons, Augusto and Domenico took over from their parents. From the beginning, the objective was to develop the potential of the local and historic varieties of Negroamaro and Primitivo and to work with the highly esteemed and adaptable varieties of Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The construction of the new winery in Guagnano and the entry of Gianni, Paolo, Umberto and Luisa - the 3rd generation of the Cantele family - to the business has given a fresh new impulse to the company. Cantele is dedicated to scrupulous care of the vineyards, use of the very latest technology and the constant search for the production of wines the very highest quality.