The Cantalici brothers began their adventure in the mid-nineties.
Until then, they had worked in forestry with their father Loris, tending the woods that alternate with vineyards on the sweetly sloping Tuscan hills, until 1995 when Carlo and Daniele decided to specialize in wine growing techniques. Their service company was quick to become a reference point for wine-growers in the area. Today, it continues to grow, and cater to an ever-growing number of clients who request their skills in creating olive groves and vineyards, with services ranging from vine spacing and exposure to actual planting.
The growing consensus encouraged Carlo and Daniele to set up their own winery, putting their years of experience in the field to work for themselves. They saw it as a chance to create a product that would reflect all their love and talent for winemaking. These were the beginnings of the Cantalici Winery, a dynamic new company that planted its first vines in 1999 and is already a member of the Chianti Classico Consortium.
Baruffo | Sangiovese | Italy | 2016
This Chianti Classico is a wine rich with cherry and notes of wild fruits. Sweet, wide tannins, with hints of chocolate and vanilla, end on a persistent, savoury finish. With balanced acidity, this is a wine that stands up to a rich tomato sauce or bold meat stews.
Key notes: Fruity, spicy notes with hints of rosemary and mint. $55.00 SGD
Cantavento | Malvasia Bianca | Italy | 2017
A straw bright yellow wine with gold hints, this has a wide and rich nose with fruity and spicy notes, accompanied by hints of officinal herb (rosemary and wild mint). There's plenty of vibrant acidity and a long-lasting finish, making this a wine that stands up nicely to aged cheeses and oily fish.
Tangano | Supertuscan | Italy | 2015
An intense and deep ruby red wine with garnet reflections. To the nose, it shows a great richness of aroma, dominated by notes of ripe plum and wild black fruits. A well-integrated wine with spicy, balsamic hints and pleasant acidity. Wide and vigorous on the palate, supported by dense tannins, it evolves into a savoury and persistent finish. Go traditional Tuscan and pair with wild boar or stewed venison, or pair with a range of grilled and gamey meats.
Key notes: Spicy ripe plums with chocolate notes. $65.00 SGD
Baruffo Riserva | Sangiovese | Italy | 2015
Deep ruby red in colour, with garnet notes, this is a full bodied red wine that carries serious fruit notes. Black berries and ripe plums, accompanied with pleasant hints of spices, sweet tobacco and chocolate. A structured wine with a soft yet evolving aromas as it continues to air. A match made in heaven with Italian food – try with bistecca.