• "Cantalupi" Chardonnay del Salento IGT 2019

      “Cantalupi” Chardonnay del Salento IGT 2019

      Bright greenish yellow, fine scent of yellow apple and delicate blossom honey, very inviting. Elegant and balanced on the palate with fresh white fruit, well-integrated acidity structure and slightly mineral nuances. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 109 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta with light cream sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15090419 ·  0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,77 €
    • "Cantalupi" Rosato del Salento IGT 2019

      “Cantalupi” Rosato del Salento IGT 2019

      Strong, bright dark pink. Fresh, fruity, mild and well-balanced, the Cantalupi Rosé is predominantly Negroamaro. On the palate balanced and harmonious, well integrated acidity with balanced fruit. Its light serving residual sweetness makes it rather a more flowery representative of its kind. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright orange and pink. Fragrant nose of raspberries, freshly squeezed blood oranges, some salt. Fresh and balanced on the palate, fine fruit with well integrated acidity, juicy finish." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 3,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 108 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Antipasti, grilled vegetables
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093419 · 0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,77 €
    • "Cantalupi" Negroamaro del Salento IGT 2018

      “Cantalupi” Negroamaro del Salento IGT 2018

      Rich dark red colour, in the fragrance characteristic fine-spicy berry aromas, ripe plums, balsamic notes and toasted tones beguile. On the palate dense, full and wonderfully juicy, long cherry-like finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Negroamaro, 15% other vine varieties
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 120 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,68
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092918 · 0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,77 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      Appealing the Cantalupi, here as a pure Primitivo. The rich scent of red fruits, tobacco and pepper is followed by a fresh, harmonious taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Vibrant ruby red. Opens with notes of violets and roses, laurel, myrtle, thyme and small pickled cherries. The taste is juicy, fresh and spicy with long fruity notes and dense, well integrated tannins. From 20-year-old vines." Bibenda

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,07 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 118 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092718 · 0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,77 €
    • "Cantalupi" Salice Salentino DOC 2017

      “Cantalupi” Salice Salentino DOC 2017

      The traditionally vinified Salice Salentino from Tenuta Cantalupi offers a pleasant aroma of ripe red fruits, especially black cherries. Rich, intense and powerful on the palate. A perfect wine, dense and fruity. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta with meat-based sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092117 · 0,75 l · 9,95 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,46 €
    • "Conti Zecca Mendola" Fiano del Salento IGT 2017

      “Conti Zecca Mendola” Fiano del Salento IGT 2017

      Hello! here comes no white, banal and arbitrary terrace wine from Apulia in the wo-always-usual 6+6 package! Rich straw yellow, fresh, floral scent and clear fruit of white peaches and some honey. The intense taste is firm and fresh with mineral hints, round, juicy and long in the aftertaste. The complexity of this wine for this price class surprises us very much, this is Apulia of the new generation. Good length and storage potential - ideal with grilled fish dishes, Mediterranean vegetable pans or light terrines. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A great floral, honey nose. Some real power, yet this is diamond-bright with a long and dramatic, steely finish. Stunning fiano for Puglia." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:everyday wine
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Fiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel and cement basins
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Food Recommendations: Mussels, shellfish
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      stored air-conditioned

      15090117 · 0,75 l · 12,48 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,36 €
    • "Cantalupi" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

      “Cantalupi” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

      Impenetrable dark colour and warm bouquet after ripe dark fruits and hints of forest soil. Perfectly matched to the fruit is the dose of wood in Cantalupi. An extremely harmonious wine with cocoa and vanilla notes in a soft, dense taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of dark fruit with light raspberry and cherry jam that follow through to a full body, round and juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. A big and luscious wine." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,62 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 124 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,71
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092515 · 0,75 l · 12,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,70 €
    • "Rifugio" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2017

      “Rifugio” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2017

      Our value-for-money favourite at a high level: pure and juicy primitivo of violet, dazzling, dark ruby red, fragrant with cherries marinated in alcohol, chocolate and hazelnut. The full, warm and well structured taste has a good length and pleasing, slightly sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 122 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093717 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2017

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2017

      Zecca's Primitivo from old vineyards is characterized by elegance and refinement, without the impudent richness of extracts often found in Apulia. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruit. On the palate, beautiful mineral nuances, a fine fruity texture and silky sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 106 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093617 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • "Liranu" Negroamaro Leverano Riserva DOC 2015

      “Liranu” Negroamaro Leverano Riserva DOC 2015

      Conti Zeccas Liranu from Negroamaro shows typicality and refinement. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruit. On the palate beautiful mineral nuances, fine fruity texture and silky, sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Attractive dried plums, black-cherry liqueur and paprika with charcoal. Full body, silky tannins, some bright acidity and a medium chewy finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093815 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • "Terra" Aglianico del Salento IGT 2014

      “Terra” Aglianico del Salento IGT 2014

      Ruby violet colour, powerful, accessible fragrance with notes of plums and raspberries, very inviting. On the palate discreetly spicy aromas, opens with powerful, gripping tannin, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby with a violet shimmer. Concentrated nose with notes of figs, pickled cherries and plums, Mediterranean spice. Hearty tannin on the palate, with resinous notes at the back, ripe berry fruit, bitter honey aftertaste, slightly drying". Falstaff

      "Lots of ripe blackberries and oyster shell, ivy and resin character. Full body, juicy tannins and a fruit-forward finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Aglianico
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique and wooden barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: Canneloni with wild boar ragù
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092414 · 0,75 l · 20,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,50 €
    • "Nero" Rosso del Salento IGT 2014

      “Nero” Rosso del Salento IGT 2014

      One of the most interesting wines of Apulia: this dark ruby red wine is full of cherry and blackberry aromas with a touch of vanilla and tobacco. On the palate it is spicy with elegant tannin and good structure and impresses with its extraordinary persistence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "One of my favorite Puglia reds, Nero is a wine I regularly seek out when I travel to the heel of the Italian boot. The Conti Zecca 2014 Nero is a sturdy blend of 70% Negroamaro and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that would stand up to any seasoned pork or roasted leg of lamb. Maceration times are relatively brief, but the fruit definitely does not lack concentration or flavor, considering this warm-climate environment. Blackberries, cherry liqueur and cassis provide the aptly named Nero a very pronounced black-fruit personality." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Negroamaro, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Poultry liver, game terrine
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092314 · 0,75 l · 34,96 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,22 €
    About the winemakers
    Conti Zecca
    Puglia
    Conti Zecca

    The four historical estates of the Counts Zecca are entwined around wild stories of wolves, miraculous events on full moon nights, resistance in the bloody wars against the Saracens and of course lovers, many of them without a "happy ending". These legends are unforgotten and gave their names to the wineries or the wines.

    No wonder, since 1580, when Francesco Antonio Zecca moved from Naples to Leverano, the history of the Zecca family is closely linked to the history of Salento, the central wine region of Apulia. At that time, the region between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas was a main supplier of grapes and cask wine. The Zecca family was one of the global players, supplying England, France, Denmark and Sweden.

    It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that they began to fill their own bottles. From the beginning, only grapes from the company's own vineyards were used and processed in the company's first own winery. In its present form, the Azienda Conti Zecca was born in the 1930s, when Alcibiade Zecca transformed the country estate into a winery to produce only wines. Today, the company, now managed by the brothers Alcibiade, Francesco, Luciano and Mario Zecca, is a permanent fixture in Apulia's viticulture.

    In the fifties and sixties of the last century the family began to develop the potential of their vineyards consistently. The four estates Saraceno, Donna Marzia and Santo Stefano around Leverano as well as the Cantalupi winery in Salice Salentino today have a total area of about 320 hectares of vineyards. They are cultivated sustainably, with as little mechanical use as possible and a high proportion of "manual work". Every day in the vineyards of Conti Zecca the employees work hand in hand.

    The Salento is flat land, but on rocky, calcareous ground with layers of clay, loam and sand. Since it lies between the seas, often less than 50 kilometres between the coasts, there is a constant wind that keeps the grapes dry and healthy, which is why chemical precautions are hardly necessary. Even if the days often reach very high temperatures, the evenings and nights are quite cool. These differences promote the fruit and bring a playful fine acid structure into the drops.

    In the last decades the autochthonous grape varieties such as Primitivo (called Zinfandel in California), Negroamaro, Aglianico, Malvasia Nera and Malvasia Bianca, as well as Fiano, have been increasingly cultivated. The international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are mainly used as blending partners for the cuvées.

    In the cellar of the traditional Apulian company, Antonio Romano, the head oenologist and technical manager, is in charge. Shortly before the turn of the millennium, he trimmed the Conti Zecca estate to quality with the "Nero", thus helping to achieve an international breakthrough. With Giorgio Marone, Romano has a highly qualified consultant at his side. Modern vinified, Conti Zecca's fruity wines convince with their impressive high quality at fair prices. SUPERIORE.DE

    "I have always been a fan of Conti Zecca's and have followed the estate's progress carefully over the years. I highly recommend these value-minded wines to those seeking authentic flavors from Southern Italy." Monica Larner (Robert Parker)

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1935
    • Owner: Family Zecca
    • Oenologists: Fernando Romano and Giorgio Marone
    • Annual production: approx. 2,000,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 320 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation