Terre Nere is an estate winery in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. It produces Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG red wines. The vineyards are in Castelnuovo dell’Abate in south-west Montalcino (Gps: Lat. 42.977 Long: 11.531). The winery is in Località Pian delle Querci in north-west Montalcino (Gps: Lat. 43.090 Long: 11.460).
Owner: Pasquale Vallone. Contact: Francesca Vallone. The Vallone family moved to Montalcino in the 1990’s when Pasquale, a bank manager, bought land to the south-east of Montalcino in 1997. With his wife Piera and his children Francesca and Federico, Pasquale planted 10 hectares of vineyards. In 2002, with his brother Gaetano who worked with exacting care in the cellar, he produced the first Brunello Terre Nere. Pasquale’s son Federico works alongside his father and took the estate organic. Gaetano handed down his techniques to Francesca who has developed a passion for wine-making.
Vineyards: The Terre Nere estate stretches over 15 hectares (37 acres), at an elevation of 280 metres, 10 km south-east of Montalcino. There are 10ha (25 acres) of vines–9 of Sangiovese and 1 of Cabernet Sauvignon–near the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, on the slopes below the hilltop Castle of Velona. Vine density is roughly 4,500 vines/hectare. All the vineyards are in hilly areas and enjoy excellent sun exposure while being embraced by a constantly blowing breeze provided by Monte Amiata and Monte Nero. The Orcia river flows in the valley below the vines, guaranteeing a reservoir of humidity during the hot season and carrying out an important thermoregulatory action. The dark terrain is composed of galestro, The special dark soil gives the winery its name “Terre Nere”.
Organic certification: Organic practices, not sure if the estate is certified organic.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Terre Nere: 2018 30,000 bottles.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Terre Nere: 2015 18,000 bottles.
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