Tenuta Sant’Anna is the historical heart of Tenute di Genagricola (Montcalm’s home partner) and the best known and longest standing of the groups’ brands. It hosts the headquarters and it is one of the largest vineyard-wineries in the east of the Veneto region.
Founded in the early 60’s, Tenuta Sant’Anna was one of the first viticultural properties acquired by Genagricola and ever since the 1970’s it has been stretching the limits of innovation. TSA immediately made a name for itself thanks to its excellent products and for the inclination to prefer single-variety vinification in such a way as to bring out the best of each grape. Equipped with the latest technology along with professional competence and know-how, the winery stole the limelight with the distinctive quality of its own wines, becoming one of the most prominent protagonists of the Italian wine-making scene.
The estate, which lies some 50 km east of Venice, covers 150 hectares, 140 of which are dedicated to vine growing. It straddles the border between the province of Treviso and the Friuli region. The winery’s production philosophy therefore looks in two directions, towards the rigorous, clean taste of Friuli wines on the one hand and towards the production of refined sparkling whites on the other. In still wines, the traditional Classici range along with the Goccia and Poderi ranges combine to express the ultimate in quality. Advanced vinification techniques have been introduced for the Goccia range, in which only free-run must dripped from the grapes is used. This is collected in special temperature controlled stainless steel vats before being processed in an oxygen-free atmosphere, again at controlled temperature. Poderi wines on the other hand are produced from only the best selected grapes picked from each vineyard (‘podere‘ = plot), using the technique of deferred fermentation. Tenuta Sant’Anna main strength is of course its Prosecco, made in the traditional Charmat method, well recognized for its elegance and pleasantness.
2015: A YEAR OF CHANGE FOR LE TENUTE DI GENAGRICOLA
2015 has heralded big changes for Tenuta Sant’Anna and for Tenute di Genagricola. Only months after his arrival, Alessandro Marchionne, Genagricola’s new CEO, is pioneering major change in the management of the group’s eight vineyard estates. The aim is to strategically reposition the group’s brands. To do so Marchionne has brought in Riccardo Cottarella, one of Italy’s most highly respected and vastly experienced winemakers, to contribute his specialist knowledge to the group’s vine growing and wine making team. Alessandro and Riccardo will spearhead this fresh, new view of Genagricola’s historic company. Together they are dedicated to improving vineyard management methods and production protocols with a goal of adding value and expressing the specific characteristics and unique qualities of each estate. Positive steps area already in place, adjustments are being made inside the company, and we look forward to years of continued improvement and success ahead.
VinItaly 2015 saw the presentation of a new visual identity for TENUTA SANT’ANNA. The new packaging to be launched in the United States in the fall of 2015 will start with the sparkling wines, Prosecco Extra Dry and Cuve’ Rose, and then extended to the entire line (Linea Classica, Goccia and Poderi) at the beginning of 2016. The new image is intended to give TSA wines a clearer identity and add cohesiveness to the entire portfolio with fresh restyling in plan for all the other brands.
The new look for Tenuta Sant’Anna is not a simple graphic restyling , these developments herald a strategic change of direction towards more ambitious targets. The new look maintains the brand’s traditional symbol (the diamond-shape that has always identified the brand) but interprets it in a more modern key, with a more essential yet more evocative logo reminiscent of rows of vineyards. Overall the brand will acquire a more powerful visual coherence and a more easily discernable range.
Learn more at www.tenutasantanna.it