Prasio Terradonnà :
A territory where international grape varieties have the highest expression, combining cabernet sauvignon and merlot at 50%, has been a rewarding choice over the years. In August, when temperatures are very high even at night, the merlot is harvested in the early hours of the morning, which will create 50% of this wine. A careful selection in the vineyard on small bunches (about 500 gr. per plant) gives a guarantee of maximum quality. the operation is repeated in the early days of September with cabernet. The result is a full-bodied but elegant wine, complex for its tertiary aromas that derive from the characteristics of the soil rich in clay and minerals.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION:
Manual harvesting of the grapes, maceration in vitrified cement tanks at a temperature of 24° where it remains for about 21 days, 60% matures in vitrified cement tanks for 12 months, 40% in French oak barriques before being bottled for 2 years of refinement.
intense ruby red hue, on the nose emerge scents of myrtle and eucalyptus together with blueberries and blackcurrants, an evolution of dark chocolate and a hint of leather and spices. In the mouth it is warm and soft, with good structure, velvety tannins and long finish.
About the producer, Terradonnà :
The origin of the farm Terradonnà dates back to the middle of the last century, at that time in the countryside a little bit of everything was cultivated for the sustenance of the family, but it was immediately clear that the vine and the olive tree found their maximum expression in this territory, rich in mineral particles and clay, and in the 80s began a production aimed at increasing quality.
Great efforts were made in the restructuring of the company to obtain high quality products, sure of the great qualities of this territory, which for the particular characteristics of the mineral-rich subsoil offers wines that are pleasant when young and surprising during long ageing.
The company is located at the foot of the hills of Suvereto and a few kilometers from the coast.
A perfect area for wine production thanks to a soil particularly rich in minerals and a microclimate that, thanks to the recirculation of air from the sea, keeps the climate mild all year round.
The vineyards of Terradonnà rise on a clayey soil that makes it arid on the surface, so to prevent the roots from suffering drought it is necessary that they extend deep below the clayey layer.
For this reason they have chosen to plant the rows at a distance of 120 centimetres.
This type of planting is extremely difficult in cultivation, which is mostly done manually by experienced operators.
The approach to the production of wines has always been characterized by an almost maniacal precision in every single operation carried out in the cellar, starting from the choice of the grapes before, up to the careful cleaning of every equipment used, passing through the respect for the environment; this means adopting advanced systems for the sterilization of the tanks avoiding chemical products.
The philosophy of the company comes from these peculiarities that impose “respect for the environment and the rhythms of nature”.
firm in its desire to maintain the traditional cellar with cement tanks and wooden presses, Terradonnà does not give up innovation in winemaking techniques and research into processing methods to improve plant life. Tradition and innovation coexist in Terradonnà.