Doctor Wine: 91 points for Cantele 2014 Salice Salentino

Doctor Wine, one of Italy’s leading tasting note portals, awarded 91 points to the 2014 Cantele Salice Salentino this month.

Here’s the tasting note (translation by Cantele):

Cantele 2014 Salice Salentino
91 points

Made from 100 percent Negroamaro grapes, this wine ages for six months in small casks and then finishes its aging stainless-steel tanks. Garnet red in color, it offers a wide spectrum of aromas on the nose, with hints of balsamic, currants, sour cherry, and rhubarb. The wine is rich and smooth in the mouth, with evolved, velvety tannin.

Doctor Wine
April 2018

Taste with Paolo in Boulder, Houston, and San Francisco this week and next

Happy Hour with Paolo Cantele
Highland City Club
Friday, March 2

5:30-8:30 p.m.
$30 per person
including 4 wines and light bites

Register: or
Boulder Wine Merchant at (303) 443-6761.

The Grand Hall
Highland City Club
885 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder CO 80302
(303) 443-4430


Taste of Italy/Slow Wine
Hilton Post Oak
Monday, March 5

11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston TX 77056
(713) 961-9300

Register online.


Taste of Puglia with Paolo Cantele
Ideale Restaurant
Wednesday, March 7

7:00 p.m.
$55 per person
not including tax and gratuity

Call (415) 391-4129 to reserve.

Ideale Restaurant
1309 Grant Ave.
San Francisco CA 94133
(415) 391-4129

Thank you Sotto (Los Angeles) for such a great evening and event!

Last month, the ever popular southern Italian restaurant Sotto in Los Angeles hosted Paolo Cantele for a dinner entitled “The Magic of Salento.”

For the occasion, the restaurant brought in Pugliese pasta maker Francesco Allegro to cook side-by-side with the restaurant’s resident chef Craig Towe: Together, they created a classic Pugliese menu to pair with the Cantele family’s wines.

Paolo spoke about the native grapes of Puglia and chefs Francesco and Craig talked about the richness and depth of classic Pugliese gastronomy.

It was an extraordinary evening of wine and food. And it was yet another example of the excellence in Italian cooking that you can achieve when you have such a brilliant and thoughtful team.

Paolo and the Cantele winery were thrilled to be part of it.

For more than six years, Sotto has stood apart as one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, in California, and in the country. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of the wine program there.

Thank you, Sotto!

9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
(310) 277-0210