• "Cantalupi" Chardonnay del Salento IGT 2020

      “Cantalupi” Chardonnay del Salento IGT 2020

      Light greenish yellow, fine fragrance of yellow apple and delicate blossom honey, very inviting. Elegant and balanced on the palate with fresh white fruit, well-integrated acid structure and light mineral nuances. SUPERIORE.DE

      • 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: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: pasta with light cream sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15090420 · 0,75 l · 9,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,95 €
    • "Cantalupi" Rosato del Salento IGT 2020

      “Cantalupi” Rosato del Salento IGT 2020

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: antipasti, grilled vegetables
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093420 · 0,75 l · 9,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,95 €
    • "Cantalupi" Negroamaro del Salento IGT 2019

      “Cantalupi” Negroamaro del Salento IGT 2019

      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-bodied and wonderfully juicy, long cherry-like finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Negroamaro, 15% Other Grape 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: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092919 · 0,75 l · 9,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,95 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      Vivid 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. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • 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: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092719 · 0,75 l · 10,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,50 €
    • "Cantalupi" Salice Salentino DOC 2020

      “Cantalupi” Salice Salentino DOC 2020

      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. An impeccable 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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: pasta with meat-based sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092120 · 0,75 l · 10,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,70 €
    • "Mendola" Fiano del Salento IGT 2020

      “Mendola” Fiano del Salento IGT 2020

      Rich straw yellow, fresh, floral fragrance and clear fruit of white peaches and some honey. The intense taste is taut and fresh with mineral hints, in the reverberation round, juicy and long. The complexity of this wine for this price range surprises us very much, this is Puglia of the new generation. Good length and storage potential - ideal with grilled fish dishes, Mediterranean vegetable pans or also light terrines. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Fiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel and cement pools
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: mussels, shellfish
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      stored air-conditioned

      15090120 · 0,75 l · 12,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,70 €
    • "Cantalupi" Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2017

      “Cantalupi” Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2017

      Impenetrable dark colour and warm bouquet of ripe dark fruit with hints of forest soil. Perfectly matched with the fruit is the woodiness of the cantalupi. An extremely harmonious wine with notes of cocoa and vanilla in the soft, dense taste. Very respectable finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • 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

      15092517 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Rifugio" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      “Rifugio” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      Our price-performance favourite at a high level: Varietally pure and juicy Primitivo of shimmering violet, dark ruby red, smelling of cherries soaked in alcohol, chocolate and hazelnut. The full, warm and well-structured taste has good length and pleasing, slightly sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark, shining ruby. Clearly spicy nose of leather, tobacco, black pepper and very ripe Amarena cherries, fine wood spice in the finish. Expands resolutely on the palate, with pressure, tightly woven tannin, dark fruit in the finish with minimal aftertaste." Falstaff

      "Concentrated dark berried fruit, red blossom and leather. Structured, rich and smooth with integrated sweet spiced oak. Fresh herbaceous finish." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Decanter :92 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • 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

      15093718 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2018

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2018

      Zecca's Primitivo from old vineyards is characterized by elegance and refinement, without the outrageous extract fullness often present in Puglia. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruits. On the palate, beautiful mineral nuances, fine fruity texture and silky, extract-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: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093618 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Luna" Bianco del Salento IGT 2019

      “Luna” Bianco del Salento IGT 2019

      Warm straw-yellow colour and an extremely pleasant scent of peach, elderberry blossom and meadow flowers. Soft, smooth and long on the palate, carried by a fresh acidity and subtle fruit sweetness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich green gold. Spicy, open-hearted nose of rich wood, yellow fruity, vanilla pods and very ripe pineapple, banana, quince in the aftertaste, some smoke, white flowers. Very full-bodied wine on the palate, creamy-creamy, spreads well, harmonious and clear, beats crosswise, harmonious in itself, with rich pressure and harmonious course." Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Malvasia, 50% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel and cement pools
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes, mussels
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15090219 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Liranu" Negroamaro Leverano Riserva DOC 2017

      “Liranu” Negroamaro Leverano Riserva DOC 2017

      Conti Zecca's Liranu from Negroamaro shows typicity and refinement. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruits. On the palate, beautiful mineral nuances, fine fruity texture and silky, finely woven tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      Dark garnet red. In the nose very wood-spicy, buttery-malty tones, also roasted hazelnut, then after brioche, in the second smell after dark berries and cherry compote. On the palate with gripping tannin and fine acidity, good freshness, spreads promptly, dark berry core, also slightly salty, with a little tinge of after-drying." Falstaff

      "Ripe-blackberry, cherry-jam, mocha, licorice and spice aromas. It’s full-bodied with velvety tannins. Rich and concentrated with lingering toffee notes." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093817 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Terra" Aglianico del Salento IGT 2017

      “Terra” Aglianico del Salento IGT 2017

      Ruby-violet colour, powerful, accessible aroma with notes of plums and raspberries, very inviting. At the palate discreet spicy flavours, opens with powerful, gripping tannin, long final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Blackberry, cherry, bark, clove and licorice aromas. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Chewy and spiced finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Aglianico
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique and wooden barrel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: canneloni with wild boar ragù
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092417 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Nero" Rosso del Salento IGT 2017

      “Nero” Rosso del Salento IGT 2017

      One of the most interesting wines of Puglia: this dark ruby red wine is full of cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of vanilla and tobacco. On the palate, it is spicy with elegant tannins and good structure, and impresses with its extraordinary depth and personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, elegant ruby. In the nose of medium intensity, reveals delicate wood nuances, elegant and delicately spicy, delicate cherry in the aftertaste. On the palate with a nice density and juicy core, it is compact and powerful, not too loud, well balanced, slightly salty finish. Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Negroamaro, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,59 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,72 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Food Recommendations: poultry liver, game terrine
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092317 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    About the winemakersConti ZeccaPuglia
    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