Wine Cantele, "Alticelli" Fiano", Salento IGT
The wine has a straw color with pale green hues.
The wine perfectly balanced, fresh, mild flavor with good acidity, fruity-floral tones and persistent aftertaste.
Wine aroma combines tones of stone and tropical fruit with hints of flowers and fresh herbs.
The wine is perfect with seafood, the first and second Italian cuisine plant-based cheese.
"Altichelli" Fiano - refreshing dry white wine from grapes Fiano, which is grown in the province of Salento in southern Italy. Vineyards farms are located near the village of Kantele Guagnanoo. Crop harvested in mid-September. After pressing juice allowed to stand in contact with the grape skins days at a temperature of about 5-8 ° C for a better extraction of aromas typical of this class, and simultaneously to limit the tannin extract. Fermentation is carried out in a stainless steel tank at a temperature of 14 ° C. Lees aging in steel tanks lasts 4 months. Wine storage capacity is 3 years.
Cantele farm was founded in the 50s of the twentieth century. Giovanni Battista Kantele vintner and his wife Teresa Manara built a new winery in the region of Salento, in the Italian region of Puglia, which is known soils, perfectly suitable for growing grapes, and the mild climate. Salento peninsula separates the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, so there reigns the fresh sea air, contributing to the maturation of the crop. Viticulture in these places occupy a very long time, since the days of the Greek colonies and the Roman Empire. The founders of the economy Kantele started working with autochthonous varieties Primitivo and Negroamaro, but also new areas planted with Merlot, Syrah, Malvasia Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Gradually the number of plantations increased, and soon vineyards Kantele covers an area of 30 hectares. In 1979, the sons of the founder, graduating in the Research Center of Viticulture of Conegliano, together with his father began to produce wine under his own name. In 2003 the company opened a new Kantele modern winery.
Today, the family owns 50 hectares Kantele own vineyards and manages 150 hectares of vineyards of the other owners. Controls winery Umberto Kantele - grandson of the founder - along with cousins and sister. The annual wine production is about 2 million. Bottles, of which 30% is sold in the domestic market and the rest exported to USA, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine and other countries. Cantele Wines are often given various awards in international competitions and exhibitions.