White Wines    Other White Wine    Veneto    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Tenuta Sant'Antonio Soave Fontana 2008
Tenuta Sant'Antonio Soave Fontana 2008
(search item no. 107254)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $13.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw yellow color with greenish glints.

Aroma: fresh flowery hint of white grape and elder flowers, ripe pale white fruit such as apple and pear.

Flavor: medium-sweet and warming with sustained but well-balanced acidity, pleasant aftertaste of almond.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Tenuta Sant'Antonio:

About Tenuta Sant'Antonio:

Four brothers and a love for wine which began in their father's vineyards in San Zeno di Colognola ai Colli in the Valpolicella district which produces the most famous wines in the Verona area: Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave. The brothers, driven by the desire to put themselves to the test outside the family business, soon found themselves embarking on a new adventure. Forerunners of their time, they worked as technical consultants for years, creating innovative 'turnkey' solutions throughout Italy. The unique experience they gained led them to a momentous decision. In 1989 they purchased 30 hectares of land around Mezzane which, when added to their father's property, brought the Tenuta Sant'Antonio vineyards to its current total of 50 hectares.

The time was right for them to take the plunge. Armando, Paolo, Tiziano and Massimo Castagnedi decided to produce their own wine, becoming vinedressers and earning a name for themselves for their quality and professionalism. It was a real challenge. The decision to plant new vines alongside the existing vineyards and to build a new winery in the Monti Garbi area (which in dialect means "sour" or "hard", demanded courage and a keen business sense: two qualities which the Castagnedi brothers are not short on.

For more than twenty years, while many wine producers were focusing on quantity, the Castagnedi clan rewrote the rulebook, concentrating wholly on quality. Ever since it was established, Tenuta Sant'Antonio has remained faithful to certain principles: tending to the vine branch by branch, carefully handpicking the bunches, low yield per plant, keeping the grapes meticulously clean from when they are picked to when they are taken to the winery and the wine bottled, patiently waiting for the wine to mature in new wooden barrels, ageing in the bottle.