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The 2019 harvest has begun at Cantele!

Those are Fiano grapes above, photographed by winemaker Gianni Cantele. They were among the first grapes to be picked.

Puglia’s yield this vintage is predicted to be slightly smaller than last year’s. But the quality, by all accounts, is very high and Gianni and his team are already hard at work making the wines, which they expect to be great this year despite the lower volume.

With the white grape harvest now well under way, Gianni is still tasting and analyzing laboratory samples of the red grapes to determine when he’ll start picking the estate’s Primitivo and Negroamaro.

Buona vendemmia, as they say in Italian! Have a great harvest, Gianni!