Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Corvina 2016

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of smoke, black cherries, caraway seeds, and black pepper introduce this wine. This is a bit bigger than medium in body with ripe red fruits backed by black olives, black pepper, and light notes of smoke. The tannins are soft, and the finish is long. 

Inheritors of their father's 20 hectare estate in the eastern part of the Valpolicella zone, the four Castagnedi Brothers (Tiziano, Armando, Paolo & Massimo) acquired another 30 hectares in 1989. This spurred the birth of Tenuta Sant'Antonio in 1995, with the goal of producing premium DOC wines. Valpolicella and Soave are two of the most ubiquitous Italian DOC wines. The Castagnedis have turned them into something far beyond ordinary. They have also crafted superlative Amarone. 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. The wines are made from 100% estate-grown fruit from its vineyards in Soave in the Val d’Illasi, and Monti Garbi, its 124-acre estate vineyard site in Valpolicella.

Corvina is one of the three main gapes used in the Valpolicella blend, and is rarely made into a stand-alone wine.  Grapes for this wine are gently destemmed and pressed, then fermented in steel at ow temperature.  The wine undergoes natural malolactic fermentation with weekly batonnage, followed by cold stabilization.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Grilled preparations, Ham, Mushrooms, Pizza, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Tomato Sauce, Vegetables, Wild Game

Color:
Red
Origin:
Italy
Grape Varietal:
Other Red, 100% Corvina
Price:
$14.00 each
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