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Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2016  - Invino

Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Sangiovese Blends  |  Italy

RV97, JS95, JD94, VN93, WE90

“This is one of the best young wines I’ve ever tasted from Terre Nere.” - Vinous

Terre Nere is a relatively new producer for the historic Montalcino region, with the Vallone family purchasing their holdings in 1996 and producing their first vintage in 2002. The vineyard is located in the coveted southern end of Montalcino, with warmer temps and perfect sun exposure. Ever since, it has been a meteoric rise, with vintage after vintage of stellar scores and an ever-growing reputation as one of the ones to watch in Tuscany.

The aromas are classic Italy - floral, spicy and earthy with an ample core of red fruits. In the mouth, expect more of the same - dusty red cherries, sandalwood, allspice and a perfectly balanced acidity. We wish we had more!!

About the Producer

Pasquale Vallone has continued to increase the knowledge his father had given him about agriculture at the family farmhouse while also embarking on a career in banking. And thanks to a branch transfer, at the beginning of the 90s, he came into contact with the economic and social life of Montalcino for five years. He created strong bonds of friendship that he still continues to cultivate today, even from a distance. In 1996 during a day of hunting, one of his winemaker friends showed him some land for sale south-east of Montalcino, 15 ha of uncultivated land and woods a real opportunity that Pasquale did not miss. In 1997 the whole family, Pasquale, his wife Piera and Francesca and Federico, the children, planted the first cuttings, an excellent pastime for the weekends. The hectares of vines become 10 in a short time, Pasquale soon spent his whole vacation in this pristine corner of Montalcino. Pasquale found in his brother Gaetano a great help and an excellent cellarman, producing the first Brunello di Montalcino Terre Nere in 2002.

97 Raffaele Vecchione, -
Fresh and balsamic, it shows a profile rich in identity that certainly does not go unnoticed. Hibiscus flowers and magnolia blend with notes of crumbled stone, white pepper and eucalyptus leaves. Full body, perfectly integrated and polymerized silky tannins and a finish of impressive drinkability and performing lightness. The finish shows a pronounced aftertaste of great pleasure. Best from 2021."
95 James Suckling -
Extremely floral and pretty with rose, lavender, cherry and plum aromas that follow through to a full body with creamy, polished tannins that have a subtle and sumptuous mouth feel. Lovely flavors, too. Drink in 2023 and onwards.
94 Jeb Dunnuck -
Savory and pure, with perfumed aromatics of dried flowers, red cherry, and dusty earth, the ripe cherry fruit of the 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino Terre Nere Campigli Vallone opens on the mid-palate, giving way to its classic structure, which is focused and linear, with refreshing acid and fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022-2032.
93 Vinous -
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino wafts up pretty flowery perfumes with hints of clove, allspice and dusty black cherries. It’s silky and seamless in the mouth, with an elegant expression of polished red fruits offset by hints of sour citrus and spice, as inner florals amass toward the close. Classically dry and lightly structured, this finishes on refinement and purity but with the potential for medium-term cellaring. This is one of the best young wines I’ve ever tasted from Terre Nere.
90 Wine Enthusiast -
Aromas of violet, leather and underbrush lead the nose. The forward, juicy palate offers mature black cherry, white pepper and cinnamon alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2029

  • BlendSangiovese
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionTuscany
  • AppellationMontalcino
  • Aging/Cooperage3 years in large Slavonian oak barrels and 6 months in bottle
  • Alcohol14.5%