CASTELNUOVO DELL’ABATE is a sub-region in the far south-east of Montalcino, around 4 miles (6.4 km) as the crow flies but 6.3 miles (10.2km) by road.

TERROIR Castelnuovo dell’Abate has two distinct mesoclimates, either side of the main ridge that runs through it. Its western side is more exposed to hot air coming from the Tyrrhenian (Mediterranean) but to a lesser extent compared to areas further west such as Santa Restituta and Tavernelle, Poggio alle Mura, and Camigliano. Castelnuovo dell’Abate’s eastern, inland side (San Polo) facing Mount Amiata receives cool air from Amiata itself and from Montalcino’s cooler eastern flank in general, with the Ombrone river below also exerting a cooling effect.

WINE STYLE / Brunello di Montalcino wines from Castelnuovo should show a balance between elegance and structure, it being hot but not scorchingly so.

REGION WINERIES

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC /

CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES /

CERTIFIED ORGANIC / Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. / Le Ragnaie. / Poggio di Sotto. / Tenuta San Giorgio. / Villa i Cipressi.

NO CERTIFICATION / Altesino. / Bellaria. / Bellarina. / Castello di Velona. / Fanti. / Il Palazzone. / La Velona. / Le Presi. / Mastrojanni. / Molino di Sant’Antimo. / Tornesi. /  Uccelliera. / Vasco Sassetti.