Above: Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop in Manchester NH is one of those great family-owned and run independently gourmet food stores. Founded by Angela, Elaine, and Linda Falcioni after their father suggested the idea in 1980, the store moved to its current location in 1994 where it’s still going strong. A great Italian-American story (image via their Facebook).
Here’s what the nice folks at Angela’s Pasta and Cheese shop had to say about Cantele wines, one of their featured products for February 2015…
Cantele Chardonnay – From the Puglia region of Italy, made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. This wine is straw yellow with hints of green in color. On the nose there are notes of lily, magnolia, juniper, and linden which are followed by ripe fruit and seductive herbaceous aromas. On the palate 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. This wine pairs well with seafood, particularly mollusks and shellfish, vegetables, and soft cheeses.
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva – From the Puglia region of Italy, made from 100% Negroamaro grapes. This wine is intense ruby red in color with streaks of garnet. On the nose there are candied fruits and spices that evolve into clean underbrush, tea, and amber notes. The aromas return on the palate transported by confident but not overbearing alcohol enhanced by notes of red flowers. The tannins and fresh acidity work in counterpoint to create a balanced, soft wine. The wine pairs well with roast veal and beef, game, lamb, and ripe aged cheeses.
From one family owned business to another, we can’t tell you how much it meant to us to find your write-ups! Thank you and stay warm!