FAMIGLIA CASTAGNEDI IT IS AWARDED FOR THE 20TH TIME WITH THE LEGENDARY AMARONE CAMPO DEI GIGLI 2018
The Single Vineyard of the Famiglia Castagnedi, which has always been a symbol of a path focused on crus and quality, allows the Veronese company to win the twentieth highest recognition from the prestigious Italian guide.
Colognola ai Colli (Verona), 6 October 2023 – The Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli 2018 by Famiglia Castagnedi – Tenuta Sant’Antonio obtains the “Tre Bicchieri® from the Gambero Rosso 2024 Vini d’Italia” guide: un extraordinary result for the icon of the Castagnedi family, which is confirmed at the highest levels of Italian enology. The is thus sealed qualitative path of the historic Veronese reality led by the four Castagnedi brothers, who with this award can celebrate a historic milestone: in fact, 20 Tre Bicchieri have been obtained by the company in just over twenty years.
It was in 2000 when, for the first time, Famiglia Castagnedi obtained this prestigious recognition with Cabernet Sauvignon Capitello 1997. From then on, it was precisely the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli, 14 times Tre Bicchieri, together with the Valpolicella DOC Superiore La Bandina and the Soave DOC Monte Ceriani.
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli, the iconic Single Vineyard: the path towards cru and terroir.
With i Tre Bicchieri 2024 at the legendary Amarone Campo dei Gigli, The Castagnedi family sees the path recognized which, from the beginning, has aimed at enhancing the identities of individuals cru of the Estate, with agronomic and oenological techniques aimed at returning the soul and history of each vineyard to the glass. An valorization of terroir which allows us to obtain wines with distinct aromatic profiles that capture the essence of the territory. All the historic labels of the Castagnedi family that have received the Tre Bicchieri over the years are in fact Single Vineyard, authentic expression of unique characteristics, interpreted in an iconic way by the company, beacons of authenticity and quality.
L’Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli is a milestone of the company: produced since 1995 – first harvest of the company – on “Monti Garbi” area, in Eastern Valpolicella, was already able to obtain the first Tre Bicchieri with the 1997 vintage. A wine that interprets the name in a unique way thanks to the peculiarity of the company’s terroir, with calcareous soils that they give back a balsamic and spicy note,mineral tones on aromas of licorice, graphite, black pepper, tobacco, spices and chocolate, as well as ripe wild black fruits and woody nuances. On an oenological level, with the 2018 vintage an innovative winemaking system and a revolution in the choice of wood have made it possible to guarantee greater elegance and verticality, combining extraordinary drinkability with the complexity and depth typical of such a prestigious label. A result of the excellence project started from the 2018 harvest, which led to the recognition of the Tre Bicchieri for the Valpolicella Superiore DOC La Bandina for two consecutive years (Vintage: 2018 and 2019) and which is now enriched with the award to the iconic Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli.
“Obtaining the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri is a difficult undertaking, managing to win them for 20 editions is something we would never have expected: it fills us with pride to think that, from the very first efforts when we decided to build our reality, the most prestigious Italian guide has always included our labels among the best wines”– he has declared Armando Castagnedi, Owner together with the brothers of Famiglia Castagnedi – Tenuta Sant’Antonio. “With the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli 2018, a cornerstone of the company, we tell our philosophy which sees cru, terroir and vision combine together, to demonstrate how the extraordinary territory of “Valpolicella Orientale”, dedicated to excellence, can express characters capable of standing out among the best wines in the world.”
|Tenuta Sant’Antonio | Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Campo dei Gigli 2018|
|Campo dei Gigli is our land: I still remember the efforts to raise vines on the Garbi Mountains, where we were the only ones to believe in the potential of that extraordinary limestone and mineral hill. Today our Amarone is a symbol, immediately distinguishable: the fruit of our history, which we give to the world through this bottle.
The 2018 vintage is characterized by an elegance given by grapes that have breathed fresh mountain air in the first months of vegetation of the plant, to then concentrate sugars and aromas at mild and then hot temperatures, between the months of July and August. A structured wine, designed to express itself in its color ruby red with purple reflections, the typical wild red fruits with an inevitable woody touch.
The iconic mineral hints are then combined with aromas of licorice, black pepper, tobacco, spices and chocolate typical of our terroir and ancient vineyard. In the mouth the flavor is balanced and very intense, persistent, which rewards elegant and silky drinkability.