Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration

The name of the farm was inspired by an artist of particular importance in the early Italian Renaissance and in the history of art of Irsina, an artist who is particularly important for his perfect spatial imagination, the passion for a clear –cut drawing and the monumental shape  of his figures, Andrea Mantegna.

Mantegna was the sculptor of the magnificent stone statue of Nanto Irsina present in the Cathedral in Irsina, which represents St. Eufemia, the patron saint of Irsina since 1454. The statue of the Saint, 172 cm high, represents the martyr with a hand in the jaws of the lion, symbolizing the martyrdom suffered by the Saint of Calcdonia occured in 304  A. D, while the other hand maintains a triple mountain with a castle to indicate Montepeloso (Irsina).

It is sculptural work of quality. The farm Tenute Mantegna paid tribute to the exceptionality of this artist, keeping alive in his wines the same exceptionality.


TENUTE MANTEGNA - Vini della Basilicata - Contrada Piani - 75022 Irsina (Matera) Italia - tel. e fax. +39 0835 629302 p.iva 01125080778 - made in Adimark