It’s always the best feeling to know that people are enjoying our wines. This week, we stumbled across a tasting note from one of our favorite American wine shops, the Bottle Shop in Spring Lake, New Jersey. THANK YOU, Murray family! we love you! So glad that you are enjoying the wines.
We met Paolo here in Spring Lake when he visited the Bottle Shop for the first time, and tasted through the Cantele wines. We were impressed by the complexity, consistency and value across the board. Another interesting fact he shared with us is that Cantele adds even less sulfites than allowed by the legal organic limit. The estate is not organic, per se, but the vineyards are farmed as sustainably as possible. It helps that 80% of his family’s vineyards are on the Adriatic Coast side of Puglia, giving the benefit of NW winds which keep the vines breezy and not too hot.
The day we met Paolo we tasted the 2012 Rosato and it was surprisingly fresh and light on its feet even though it was ‘last summer’s vintage’… he said they do not mind drinking their dry Rose’s with a little bottle age and we can see why. We sold lots of the 2013 and the 2014 over the last two summers and now we have tasted and once again loved the 2015! When we eat pizza, arugula salad and meatballs in the summertime, this is the wine we crave!