Estate: Tenuta Sant’Antonio is the passion of 4 brothers: Armando, Paolo, Tiziano and Massimo Castagnedi. They grew up cultivating their father’s vineyards, and in 1989, after working as technical consultants in other vineyards throughout Italy, they purchased 30 hectares of land around their original 20 hectare family estate. They planted indigenous grapes alongside the existing vineyards and built a new winery. Today they are renowned for their Amarone, Valpolicella Ripasso and Valpolicella. ‘Scaia’ is the estate’s “easily accessible” range of wines that showcase indigenous and international grape varietals.
Philosophy: “Concentrate on quality rather then quantity.”
Winemaking: The vineyards are cultivated using organic methods, as they are “tended with love and attention to maintain a balance with nature”. Grapes were sourced from vines 10-15 years in age.
Tasting Notes: Coral-orange in colour, with aromas of pink peppercorn dusted wild berries, minerals and a flutter of funk. Sweet berries are paired with racy acidity in the light to medium body, bright citrus zest compliments the dry mineral finish. Refreshing and balanced, fantastic on its own, and particulary great with grilled veggies.
Produced and Bottled by Azienda Agricola Tenuta Sant’Antonio di Castagnedi Massimo