Terrabianca


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The first document testifying to the existence of a rural property called “Terra Bianca” (“white terrain”, from the light-colored soil) is dated 1085. The Terrabianca we all know, however, began nearly a thousand years later, in 1988, on this same location characterized by a stratum of chalk, sand and clay, predominantly calcareous. Replanting, research and clonal selection began in 1989 and have continued ever since. Today, the vineyard boasts 307 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and woodland at an altitude of 250-500 (820-1,640 feet) above sea level. The vineyards are all high density and the choice of clones aims to bring out the best in each individual terroir. There are 15 Sangiovese clones, 12 of Cabernet, nine of Merlot and one of Canaiolo. Working with winemaker Pasquale Presutto, Terrabianca’s owner’s main goal is to guide Terrabianca into greatness and his ultimate aim is to “produce the finest possible wines, each faithfully reflecting its region’s unique terroir.”

 

Terrabianca has a second property in mineral-rich Maremma, 43 miles away. It is called Il Tesoro (“Treasure”, in Italian). This second vineyard is home to 4,000 olive trees, some of which are 350 years old, as well as Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards; the latter two varieties are particularly suited to this distinct terroir. All of the grapes are transferred to Radda within a few hours of picking, where they are vinified and bottled. Terrabianca management has recently brought about some refined innovations.

The first document testifying to the existence of a rural property called “Terra Bianca” (“white terrain”, from the light-colored soil) is dated 1085. The Terrabianca we all know, however, began nearly a thousand years later, in 1988, on this same location characterized by a stratum of chalk, sand and clay, predominantly calcareous. Replanting, research and clonal selection began in 1989 and have continued ever since. Today, the vineyard boasts 307 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and woodland at an altitude of 250-500 (820-1,640 feet) above sea level. The vineyards are all high density and the choice of clones aims to bring out the best in each individual terroir. There are 15 Sangiovese clones, 12 of Cabernet, nine of Merlot and one of Canaiolo. Working with winemaker Pasquale Presutto, Terrabianca’s owner's main goal is to guide Terrabianca into greatness and his ultimate aim is to “produce the finest possible wines, each faithfully reflecting its region’s unique terroir.”   Terrabianca has a second property in mineral-rich Maremma, 43 miles away. It is called Il Tesoro (“Treasure”, in Italian). This second vineyard is home to 4,000 olive trees, some of which are 350 years old, as well as Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards; the latter two varieties are particularly suited to this distinct terroir. All of the grapes are transferred to Radda within a few hours of picking, where they are vinified and bottled. Terrabianca management has recently brought about some refined innovations.


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Terrabianca “La Fonte” Chardonnay Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca Campaccio Riserva Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca “Scassino” Chianti Classico DOCG
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca “Il Tesoro” Merlot Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca Chianti Classico Riserva “Croce” DOCG
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca “Ceppate” Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca Campaccio Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca Piano del Cipresso Toscana IGT
The Terrabianca as we know it was founded in 1988 on a property that dates back to 1085 and whose name stems from the stratum of chalk, sand and clay ...

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Terrabianca La Fonte
LA FONTE IGT: This 100% Sangiovese is named after 'the fountain' originally found in the vineyard, part of Il Tesoro. Styled as a youthful red, it ma...

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