- September, 2019, Monica Larner
Tenuta Sant'Antonio 2015 'Selezione Antonio Castagnedi' Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy [375ml Half Bottle]
Tenuta Sant'Antonio 2015 'Selezione Antonio Castagnedi' Amarone, Veneto, Italy [375ml Half Bottle]
This estate Amarone is produced only in ideal vintages.
- Winemaker: Paolo Castagnedi
- Farming: Sustainable
- Variety: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
- Terroir: The vineyards are located in Municipality of Mezzane di Sotto - Monti Garbi District (Verona). Vines 20-25 years old and grow on Sandy, silty with large amounts of white skeletal limestone
- Vinification: The best grapes are selected for this wine and are brought to the winery's drying room to undergo the appassimento process. After at least 3 months of drying, the grapes have shriveled and lost much of their water, while retaining their sugar, flavor, and other components. The juice is pressed by hand and fermented with natural yeasts.
- Aging: New Barrels
- Tasting Note:
- Scores: 93 Points, Wine Advocate, "This is the estate's entry-level Amarone that boasts a sweet, plush and accessible drinking profile. The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Selezione Antonio Castagnedi is a beautiful expression from a terrific vintage. The warmth and sunshine of the summer season is expressed beautifully in this blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta with three months of appassimento. Black fruit and pressed cherry cede to barbecue smoke and baking spice. This is a great wine to recommend at this price point. Some 150,000 bottles were made. Drink from 2019 - 2030."
n 1995, the four Castagnedi brothers, having tended their father Antonio’s vineyards while growing up, decided to found their own venture with the goal of producing premium DOC wines.
Tenuta Sant’Antonio has earned its reputation as a premium and progressive producer of Veneto DOC wines (Amarone, Valpolicella, Ripasso, Passito, Soave and Recioto della Valpolicella), as well as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tenuta Sant’Antonio wines are made from 100% estate-grown fruit from its vineyards in Soave in the Val d’Illasi, and Monti Garbi, its 100 hectares estate vineyard, 20 ht in the Soave area and 80 ht in the Valpolicella area.