Télos “Il Bianco” 2016
Grapes: Garganega 80% – Chardonnay 20%.
We have followed Tenuta Sant’Antonio’s Télos “non-sulphite” line since its origin (in 2010) and each time we taste it we remain fascinated and astonished at the same time. These are wines of amazing identity and vitality and they deny with facts all the fears associated with the difficulty of producing good wines without the addition of sulfur dioxide. Tenuta Sant’Antonio is, in our opinion, a reference winery in Italy for this type of wine-making thanks to huge investments in research and a real “revolution” both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
We tasted Télos “Il Bianco” 2016, a blend of Garganega (80%) and Chardonnay (20%) and we really liked it.
It is a very atypical white, with a “red wine” structure, but also freshness and sapidity of an extraordinary white. Medicinal herbs like mint and sage, but also citrus (cedar) and almond final notes, came to our nose. In the mouth it is enveloping, velvety, but never heavy thanks to a sapid acidity that makes it infinitely drinkable.
We paired it with an excellent Thai style chicken curry on a warm summer evening and wanted to have many more bottles.
Télos – The project
The project was conceived because Tenuta Sant’Antonio wanted to provide consumers with a healthier and more natural wine which had the same high quality standards of the estate’s current products. This wine without added sulphates is the end result of deep background knowledge of the Valpolicella and Soave areas and has all the qualities that make a fine wine, with just one addition: purity.
The other wines of the line are Télos Il Rosso (red) and Télos Amarone.
Armando, Tiziano, Paolo and Massimo Castagnedi: four brothers and a single passion that originated among their father’s vineyards at San Zeno di Colognola ai Colli, in Valpolicella where the most famous Veronese wines are made: Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave.
Via Ceriani, 23 località San Zeno 37030 Colognola ai Colli (VR) – ITALY
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