It’s the story of a man named Giovanni Battista Cantele and his family’s winery. He’s the first character in this tale, which begins in the city of Imola during the First World War. Giovanni Battista Cantele had left the city where he was born, Pramaggione, as he followed the woman who would one day become his wife and the mother of his children Augusto and Domenico.
A curiously good value white from Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, made from the Bombino grape.
The grape’s history is cloudy, with it likely being confused with a good many others, some of which have huge yields of fairly average wine. Cantele are doing their best to elevate the variety and we think they’ve done it.
Lovely fresh fruit with a honeyed character that gives a welcome extra dimension for an inexpensive bottle. The palate is light and simple.
Works well with Anguilla marinata (marinated eel), prawn and sweet potato fritters, whole-roasted flounder or finger food