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2018 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG TERRE NERE

$138.00

The hand harvested Sangiovese grapes that are used for this wine sit at 280m above sea level and have an average vine age of 20 years. Fermentation and maceration takes 30 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 28-30 degree Celsius. The aging regimen for this wine consists of 36 months in large Slavonian oak, (50 hl & 30 hl) followed by at least 6 months in bottle.

TERRE NERE
Terre Nere was founded in 1996 by Pasquale Vallone when he was out hunting with his winemaker friend. The pair came across 15ha of uncultivated land for sale, 10km south-east of Montalcino. Pasquale immediately saw a real opportunity and purchased the land. Pasquale and family begun planting the first cuttings in the vineyards in 1997 during their weekends and before long they had 10ha under vine.

The vineyard sits at an altitude of 220-280m above sea level and has dark soil rich in minerals because of the proximity of the Amiata volcano which has been extinct for millions of years. The vineyard consists of 9ha of Sangiovese and 1ha of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Terre Nere produced their first Brunello de Montalcino Terre Nere in 2002 and since then has been producing a variety of exceptional wines.

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