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, silty soil with white skeletal limestone, in the Commune di Mezzane di Sotto. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Pale coral in colour with aromas of strawberry, grapefruit, wild flowers and chalky minerals. Strawberry, tangerine, melon and honeysuckle are gilded by citrus acidity. Pear and melon linger on the mineral driven, dry finish. A refreshing fusion of fruit and minerality.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: First courses and risottos, white meats and poultry, toasted polenta, fresh cheeses and fish.
Produced and Bottled by Società Agricola Tenuta Sant’Antonio