“Good value wine” — Weimax Wine and Spirits on Cantele Salice Salentino

Weimax Wine and Spirits in Burlingame, California has long been considered one of the best wine shops in the country. And the store’s Italian selection is not only renowned as a tastemaker for Italian wines and brand but also as a benchmark for quality.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that the staff picked Cantele Salice Salentino to be included in a recent offering of “good value wines.”

Here’s what they had to say about the wine:

The Negroamaro grape is typically found in Italy’s Puglia region in the “heel” of Italy’s boot.

The region is gaining fame as a tourist destination, but its wines lag far behind those of Piemonte and Toscana in terms of price.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for good value, Puglia might be a good place to start your search.

Many wines from Puglia could easily be described as “rustic” in the not-too-distant past. And it’s easy to find some of those sorts of wines even today if you look hard enough.

But the Cantele family has been making some good, somewhat modern wines for a number of years.

Thanks to Puglia being in the shadows of other wine regions, prices remain quite attractive.

This is a medium-bodied red wine. It’s entirely Negroamaro and the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks before being racked into seasoned oak barrels for about half a year.
It’s low in tannin, meaning the wine is smooth and it’s ready to drink upon release.

If you’re grilling some red meat or making a soulful pasta sauce, consider this as a good pairing.

As it’s so smooth, we like to chill it for about an hour in the ‘fridge.

Thank you Weimax Wine and Spirits for the great write-up!

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