Tenuta Santomè

Tenuta Santomè
Tenuta Santomè wines
Tenuta Santomè
Veneto
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Tenuta Santomè

Tenuta Santomè wines

Tenuta Santomè

Veneto

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who? what? when? where? why? how?

who grows the grapes? who makes the wines?

Brothers Alan and William are writing the latest chapter in the Spinazze family’s long history in the Prosecco region.  Where their grandfather grew grapes for decades, and their father created one of Italy’s largest vineyard service companies, this generation has built a modern winemaking facility to produce and bottle wines from the grapes the family has traditionally grown.  Alan oversees all aspects of Tenuta Santomè’s viticulture and production while William handles sales and marketing, the world over.

They work closely with their father, Moro, on all aspects of the business, including the proper feeding of the chickens, that live under the cherry trees which combine to provide their bed and breakfast kitchen with eggs. 

Moro, William and Alan Spinazze
William and Alan Spinazze of Tenuta Santomè
Moro of Tenuta Santomè
The Spinazzes
William Spinazze at Feast Bucktown

Moro, William and Alan Spinazze

William and Alan Spinazze of Tenuta Santomè

Moro of Tenuta Santomè

The Spinazzes

William Spinazze at Feast Bucktown

what wines do they make?

The world’s only solar powered Prosecco.  Made exclusively from the traditional Glera grape, and only from grapes that the family grows themselves,  Santome’s Proseccos are unmatched in their freshness, clarity, and value.   Bottlings include the remarkable Extra Dry, a Brut that is fermented a few days longer for more of a yeasty, drier flavors, and the single vineyard Prosecco Valdobiaddene Connegeliano, DOCG.

The family’s diverse soil types as well as natural curiosity has lead them to bottle still wines as well, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside the indigenous Raboso, a full bodied, layered, age-worthy red which might be described as combining the natural acidity of well made Cabernet Franc with some of the weight of Syrah.

Team Candid pouring Tenuta Santomè at Nellcôte
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Santome Cab, Chard and Prosecco
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Team Candid pouring Tenuta Santomè at Nellcôte

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Santome Cab, Chard and Prosecco

Raboso Vine marker



View wine tech sheets

Cabernet Sauvignon

Chardonnay

Raboso Doc Piave

Santhomas Rose

Prosecco Extra Dry DOC

Prosecco Doc Treviso - Brut

Prosecco Conegliano - Valdobbiadene


Learn more about Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Raboso Doc Piave, Santhomas Rose, Prosecco Extra Dry DOC, Prosecco Doc Treviso-Brut and Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene.

when did the winery start?

On a wall at the winery the family proudly displays a picture of the vineyard work in the 1920′s which shows manual laborers, who were effectively indentured servants, under the eye of a supervisor who in turn defers to the man who is clearly the big boss.  The Spinazze brothers’ father Moro proudly explains how the family has broken the cycle thanks to the hard work and smarts of multiple generations.

Brothers William and Allain founded the winery, Tenuta  Santome in 2000, making wine for the first time on a commercial scale from the grapes that the family has grown for decades.   Candid Wines began working with Tenuta Santome, thanks to our partners at VinUS, in 2009 and the Santome Extra Dry Prosecco is our best selling wine.  By a factor of 2.

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where is the winery?

Treviso is located near the coast in the north-eastern part of the boot.  In an area where 95% of the competition buys grapes, the Spinazze family grows everything themselves on vineyards around the winery in Treviso, on a select plot on an island in the Piave River, and on the hillside vineyard of  Valdobiaddene Connegeliano. 
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Tenuta Santome, Treviso
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Home vineyard at Tenuta Santome

Santome at Nellcote

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Tenuta Santome, Treviso

Modern facility young traditions at Tenuta Santome

Home vineyard at Tenuta Santome

why is it a Candid Wine?

Dogged persistence.  On the part of Moro who built the foundation for the winery with his vineyard services company over decades.  On the part of William and Alan who are reinventing the way Prosecco is made with their solar panels and long term storage of their base wine before secondary fermentation, developed over a decade.  And on the part of their importers at VinUS who insisted that our initial lack of interest was misguided.  All of their efforts are justified.

As a result, we are proud to represent the only family owned winery in the Veneto that is entirely Solar Powered, and a winery that seeks to reduce sulphur in their wines with every vintage, who has an organic test parcel m place to further improve quality.  Whatsmore, we have entrepreneurial partners from who we learn at every turn and whose wines we dig. Hard.

how is it made?

Grapes for Santome’s Proseccos and the Santhomas are fermented using native yeasts when they arrive at harvest.  Critically, the Glera grapes used in the Proseccos are never blended or, as we like to think of it, stretched, with non-indigenous varieties.  The first wines are held in tank, sealed away from oxygen and kept cold, until bubbles are added via the Charmat Method,  and the sparkling wine is bottled and shipped.

“Kept cold?!”, you ask, disapprovingly.  ”What a terrible waste of electricity, keeping an entire harvest chilled until it is sold”, you grumble. Correctly. Almost.  Despite a requiring a major load of
electricity each year, Santome is a net contributor to the electric grid thanks to the 888 solar panels affixed to their roofs.   They save money, save electricity, and produce what we believe to be the
freshest bubbles in town.

Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio destined for Santhomas
Solar Panels on the roof at Santome
Sorted grapes are transferred to tank gently.

Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio destined for Santhomas

Solar Panels on the roof at Santome

Sorted grapes are transferred to tank gently.