Castelnuovo dell’Abate is a 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. Castelnuovo is best known for its early 12th-centuary Romanesque abbey. Vespers (a sung service) takes place every evening (at 6pm I think).
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.
No certification: Altesino. | Bellaria. | Podere Bellarina. | Castello di Velona. | Castello Romitorio (Montalcino). | Corte dei Venti. | Fanti. | Il Palazzone. | La Colombina. | La Velona. | Le Presi. | Mastrojanni. | Molino di Sant’Antimo. | Piancornello. | Pietroso. | Tenuta Buon Tempo. | Tenuta di Sesta. | Tornesi. | Uccelliera. | Vasco Sassetti. | Voliero.