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Terralsole ”Land Toward the Sun” was established in 1996 and is owned and operated by Mario Bollag and his beautiful wife Athena Tergis. Terrasole was the answer to a lifelong dream, giving Mario the outlet to combine a passion for fine wine and winemaking with his love of painting and music. This passion can not only be seen within the award-winning Brunello di Montalcino’s that are produced here but also in the labels that grace the Terralsole wines. The harmony, balance and arctic expression that is found in other areas of their lives shines through in the wines that are produced here at Terralsole. For over 20 years Mario has produced award-winning Brunello’s with amazing balance and structure by using sustainable practices and natural viticulture, including organic fertilizers and cover crops in the keeping with the philosophy of the estate. We are very happy to announce after applying for our Organic Certification in 2015 as of the spring of 2018 the property will be classified 100% ORGANIC.

While there’s plenty of arm wrestling over the “best” terroir on the hills of Montalcino, what matters to us is the balance and structure we can achieve in every bottle. A great Brunello di Montalcino is above all an elegant wine, one that effortlessly combines the seductive perfumes of pure Sangiovese Grosso, with a supple core of sweet fruit, producing a complete and balanced wine. All of our wines – whatever the cost represent the unique characteristics that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. All our wines are 100% estate grown with the utmost care and attention. Every vine carefully planted as to pair the perfect rootstock with Montalcino’s unique terroirs. We take great pride in crafting our 100% Sangiovese Brunello and Rosso and well as 3 IGT Varietals. In addition, in Exceptional vintages, we produce Brunello di Montalcino RISERVA.

The Terralsole Villa and the state of the art Cantina adorn 12 hectares (30 acres) of some of the most picturesque countryside in Montalcino. This beautiful property located in the southern part of the appellation of Montalcino is a true haven on earth with its gently rolling hills covered in vineyard and olive trees for as far as the eye can see. Every vine is planted with care and very structure built with love from the ground up. That same passion and love are expressed in every bottle of wine that is made here. We invite you to come and experience Terrasole for yourself whether it be just to come to taste through our beautiful wines and tour the grounds. Immerse yourself and stay with us for an unforgettable get-away in one of Tuscany’s most splendid and serene destinations.

 

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