Estate: Tenuta Sant’Antonio is the passion of 4 brothers: Armando, Paolo, Tiziano and Massimo Castagnedi. They grew up cultivating their father’s vineyards in the Valpolicello region of Veneto, northern Italy. In 1989, after working as technical consultants in other vineyards throughout Italy, they purchased 30 hectares of land in Monti Garbi, around their original 20 hectare family estate. They planted indigenous grapes alongside the existing vineyards and built a new winery. Today they farm over 100 hectares of vines, and 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 than 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 old in sandy, loam soil with white calcareous subsoil in the Commune di Mezzane di Sotto. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Light coral/gold in colour with a gorgeous array of pear, apricot, strawberry, pink grapefruit, rain washed slate and wildflower aromas. Strawberry, raspberry, apricot, melon and clean minerality are framed by light, citrus acidity. Juicy fruit lingers between each silky sip. Refreshing and cheerful, consistently a fantastic value and one of my fave go-to Rosés.
Produced and Bottled by Società Agricola Tenuta Sant’Antonio