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Cantele Chardonnay Salento, 2018

$13.00
Cantele Chardonnay Salento, 2018

Cantele Chardonnay Salento, 2018

$13.00
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100% Chardonnay. Straw yellow with hints of green.  Notes of lily, magnolia, juniper, and linden are followed by ripe fruit and seductive herbaceous aromas.  The alcoholic structure and freshness in this wine reward the wine lover with its drinkability and approachability. Its rich finish mirrors its aromas with great balance.

The founder of the Cantele winery, Giovanni Battista Cantele — grandfather to the current generation — was born in 1907 in Pramaggiore (in the Province of Venice). During the Second World War, he moved to Imola (Province of Bologna) where he met and married the beautiful Teresa Manara. The couple had two sons, Augusto and Domenico.

Today, the Cantele family owns 50 hectares planted to vine and the family’s current winemaker Gianni (one of Augusto’s sons) and agronomist Cataldo Ferrari manage another 150 hectares owned by other growers. Augusto’s other son Paolo is the winery’s brand manager and Domenico’s son Umberto is head of sales. Domenico’s daughter Luisa also works in the estate’s corporate offices together with Gianni’s wife Gabriella. The business remains to this day a true “family affair.”

PAIR WITH SALMON, TUNA, SWORDFISH, GRILLED CHICKEN.