The Valpolicella DOC Superiore La Bandina of the Famiglia Castagnedi – Tenuta Sant’Antonio has been confirmed at the top of Italian enology, obtaining for the second consecutive year Tre Bicchieri by Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia 2023 guide with the 2019 vintage.
Identityand iconic style: the Single Vineyard ambassador of Valpolicella in the world
The result of a journey towards a style that combines drinkability with fresh notes and the identity characters of the terroir, which had led the 2018 vintage to establish itself internationally. The Valpolicella DOC Superiore La Bandina 2019 by Tenuta Sant’Antonio is now recognized as an icon of Valpolicella, capable of telling the denomination in an authentic, vertical and elegant way.
La Bandina is the Single Vineyard of Tenuta Sant’Antonio, a masterpiece that intertwines the magic of nature with the skillful work of man, for an ambassador of the territory capable of thrilling in every corner of the world. A symbol of excellence in all its phases, from the processing of the vineyard to the vinification, which are carried out with tailor-made techniques, such as the use of large barrels to give greater elegance and finesse. The origin from a single vineyard thus generates an authentic product, tailor-made, capable of capturing every nuance of a terroir that only in that place releases a symphony of balsamic notes of licorice, mint and graphite, which blend with the typical flavors of Valpolicella Superiore such as red fruit, licorice, tobacco and cedar wood.
“The confirmation of this important recognition for the second consecutive year fills us with pride and encourages us to commit ourselves even more in this path towards an identity style, iconic and at the same time mirroring the values of Valpolicella. Excellence has always been the guide of our work, the only way to enhance and respect a territory in the best possible way ” – says Armando Castagnedi, Owner together with the brothers of the Famiglia Castagnedi – Tenuta Sant’Antonio. “Valpolicella is a terroir with enormous potential: as producers we have the duty to push the frontier of innovation and quality higher and higher in order to best convey it to enthusiasts from all over the world. We will continue to express our very soul in La Bandina, because each bottle tells a story, an emotion, a dream: this has been, is and will be our way of making wine. ”
|Tenuta Sant’Antonio | Valpolicella DOC Superiore La Bandina 2019|
|The name of this label recalls the symbol of our land: a small metal sheet, moved by the wind like a flag or “bandina” precisely, on the roof of our house, which represented a point of reference for those who once ran through the Monti Garbi. Today this bottle is proposed as a guide for wines capable of looking ahead, anchoring in the world the solid roots that entire generations have helped to forge.
Characterized by an intense ruby red color with purple arches, fruity aromas and intense notes of cherry and raspberry. In the mouth it expresses freshness and drinkability, with the typical balsamic notes given by the terroir on which the vineyards owned by the winery extend: licorice, mint, graphite. The flavors are typical of Valpolicella Superiore: red fruit, licorice, tobacco and cedar wood. Precise and elegant, a vertical, balanced and persistent wine.