Wine region: Lazio
Area: Terracina (Latina)
Square: 100 He
Quantity: 1 000 000 bottles
Owner: Gabriele Pandolfo
Agronomist: Luigi Ramazzotti
Enologist: Gabriele Pandolfo
Wine type: white, red, sweet
Grape: Cesanese, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Merlot, Montepulciano, Moscato di Terracina
The history of Cantine Sant’Andrea started in the Sicilian island where Andrea I Pandolfo was cultivating the small vineyards of Zibibbo grapes.
Then the opportunity arrived for the family to move to Tunisia, and continue to expand the name and the quality of their wines there, until a terrible disease, the phylloxera, arrived in Tunisia and destroyed all the vineyards of the farm. The family continued to make wine in Tunisia with more resistant grapevine cuttings arrived from France, until after all the effort the president of Tunisia forced all the foreigners to leave the country and to move to Italy or France.
After this next challenge, Andrea II started again in a new, small farm: in via Renibbio close to Terracina where the winery is producing the wines now!
Currently, the winery grows wine in three main vineyards: the vineyard in Aprilia that they call ‘the heart of the production of the farm’ cultivating Trebbiano, Malvasia, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay; the historical vineyard in Borgo Vodice, with wine varieties typical for DOC Circeo: Trebbiano, Malvasia, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Montepulciano, Cesanese, Malvasia Puntinata; and the Vineyard in Terracina, 400 metres above sea level, producing Muscat of Terracina, then Cesanese of Terracina, Aleatico and Abbuoto or Cecubo (this last one was already produced by Romans).
Sant’Andrea also has a special kosher wine range.
To learn more about the winery please visit the winery website.