Today, the Cantele family owns 50 hectares planted to vine and the family?s current winemaker Gianni (one of Augusto?s sons) and agronomist Cataldo Ferrari manage another 150 hectares owned by other growers. Augusto?s other son Paolo is the winery?s brand manager and Domenico?s son Umberto is head of sales. Domenico?s daughter Luisa also works in the estate?s corporate offices together with Gianni?s wife Gabriella. The business remains to this day a true ?family affair.?
The grapes are harvested at the end of September and are subsequently ?de-stemmed, crushed and macerated on the skins for approximately 10 days; fermentation using selected yeasts is carried out at 77?F; malolactic fermentation