Castelnuovo dell’Abate | Hamlet in the far south-east of the Montalcino region, Tuscany, around 4 miles (6.4 km) as the crow flies but 6.3 miles (10.2km) by road from Montalcino itself.
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 DOCG wines from Castelnuovo should show a balance between elegance and structure, the zone being hot but not scorchingly so.
No certification | Altesino. | Bellaria. | Bellarina. | Castello di Velona. | Corte dei Venti. | Fanti. | Il Palazzone. | La Velona. | Le Presi. | Mastrojanni. | Molino di Sant’Antimo. | Piancornello. | Pietroso. | Tenuta Buon Tempo. | Tornesi. | Uccelliera. | Vasco Sassetti.