A family story told over a glass of wine, pleasantly perched on the hills east of Verona, the city of love and opera. The Famiglia Castagnedi has made poetry a part of the tale it tells with its wines at Tenuta Sant’Antonio.
“Vigna Monte Ceriani” demonstrates how the local grape variety, Garganega, may portray this part of the Italian peninsula. The Garganega used to manufacture this wine has evolved through time as a result of a synergistic interaction between its habitat and the (very diverse) volcanic, calcareous, and fossil-rich soils.
Tenuta Sant’Antonio uses Garganega grapes that are more than 50 years old to produce this 2020 vintage white wine, which has a bright yellow hue with faint green reflections.
It has a strong personality on the nose, recognizable mineral notes, and fruity nuances that transport you back to the tropics as well as a variety of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit.
It’s mild on the tongue, yet confident and direct; the savory flavor is linear and pleasant, and the mineral note is well defined in the aftertaste.
When faced with a white wine with such a strong character, which we believe may still be stored for several years in the cellar, the pairings must be of equal worth.
Starting from the 2020 vintage for “Vigna Monte Ceriani”, Famiglia Castagnedi has also revolutionized the perception of their white wines thanks to the awareness of international critics, creating the project “I GRANDI BIANCHI”, characterized by a new aesthetic line on the label and oenological perceptual, raising the quality thanks to the “Quality Project” developed in recent years in the cellar.
We served it with gorgonzola gnocchi and walnuts on a bed of celeriac cream and it harmonized our tasting perfectly.
Tenuta Sant’Antonio was established in 1995 as a dream of the four Castagnedi brothers who, coming from generations of winegrowers, were committed to making iconic wines guided by research, experience and passion, giving a new interpretation to terroirs that encompass true milestones of the Veneto, Italian and worldwide winemaking tradition. Valpolicella DOC and Soave DOC. Located on the beautiful hillsides of Colognola ai Colli, the Estate is an ambitious and constantly evolving business project that has always set rigorous quality as the backbone of production, continually pushing the boundaries of innovation to promote sustainability, excellence and international acknowledgement, and ensuring the highest expression of the Estate’s identity. Three brands are produced, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Scaia and Télos, capable of astounding with labels ranging from Amarone to Soave and Valpolicella, each with its own soul while being all intrinsically bound up with the company’s know-how. Through them, the family expresses its vision of viticulture, creating each bottle in a unique way and applying the painstaking care of craftsmanship to a production that will captivate consumers worldwide.
Tenuta Sant’Antonio – Famiglia Castagnedi
Via Monti Garbi, Loc. San Briccio,
Mezzane di Sotto, VR IT