The Origins

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from Sicily to Tuscany

Salvatore Vallone, for his friends "Toto", was a farmer on a farm in the Palermo countryside. Driven by the will of his wife Vincenza, after the birth of his first sons (including Pasquale), he decided to move to Tuscany. Why Tuscany? The credit goes to his brother-in-law, who was hidden and protected by a Sienese woman after he escaped from a prison camp during the war. He fell madly in love with the territory and convinced the whole family to move there. The family was very close and they bought an estate near Radi “Pociano”. They began to raise cattle, made cheese and produce oil and table wine.

Toto played an active role in local politics, committing himself to the development of the village. Unfortunately, he passed away after a short time but was still able to pass on his belief in the importance of the family and convey his passion for the land and his bond with it to his family, along with his knowledge of agriculture and viticulture.

from the Bank to the Vineyard

Pasquale Vallone has continued to increase the knowledge his father had given him about agriculture at the family farmhouse while also embarking on an important career in a bank.
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.
These were the years of the highest "expression" of Brunello di Montalcino.
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 wine-maker 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.
Nothing happens by chance: the first night of Piera and Pasquale's honeymoon had been in Montalcino. Piera was so fascinated by the rooftops that could be seen from their hotel room that she was convinced that sooner or later she would return there ...
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FRANCESCA

Class of 84, mother of the splendid Rachele, graduate in social work sciences, AIS sommelier.
She has been actively involved in the company since 2010. She has participated in some business internationalization business, international wine marketing and winemaking courses. Great lover of the world and artisan wine, she leads the company in following the principles of organic farming in the vineyard and cellar and beyond. She takes care of the production in the cellar full time, sales and marketing, puas well as sales and marketing, putting her energy into the company every day and becoming the face of it. Motto: "What would life be if we didn't have the courage to take risks?"
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FEDERICO

Class of 89, graduated in law, has a keen interest in finance and the real estate market.
Since 2018 he has made an active commitment to the company. Curious to learn about the practical aspects of the production cycle, he supports Pasquale and Francesca in every step. He is also involved in to the administrative side of the company.
Motto: "create value"
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FRANCESCA

Class of 84, mother of the splendid Rachele, graduate in social work sciences, AIS sommelier.
She has been actively involved in the company since 2010. She has participated in some business internationalization business, international wine marketing and winemaking courses. Great lover of the world and artisan wine, she leads the company in following the principles of organic farming in the vineyard and cellar and beyond. She takes care of the production in the cellar full time, sales and marketing, puas well as sales and marketing, putting her energy into the company every day and becoming the face of it. Motto: "What would life be if we didn't have the courage to take risks?"
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FEDERICO

Class of 89, graduated in law, has a keen interest in finance and the real estate market.
Since 2018 he has made an active commitment to the company. Curious to learn about the practical aspects of the production cycle, he supports Pasquale and Francesca in every step. He is also involved in to the administrative side of the company.
Motto: "create value"
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NICCOLO'

Class of 97, graduated as an eno-technical expert, employee of Terre Nere and an integral part of the 2018 family.
Precise and meticulous, he actively aoversees the vineyard as well as the cellar, controls and works in the cellar. He is also responsible for the warehouse.
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NICCOLO'

Class of 97, graduated as an eno-technical expert, employee of Terre Nere and an integral part of the 2018 family.
Precise and meticulous, he actively aoversees the vineyard as well as the cellar, controls and works in the cellar. He is also responsible for the warehouse.

External Consultants

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FEDERICO BECARELLI

AGRONOMO
A connoisseur and supporter of organic farming and the use of "natural" products, he helps Pasquale to have an external vision and supports him on the company's agronomic path.
His philosophy of Viticulture is: "to achieve the agronomic balance of each vineyard by improving the biodiversity and fertility of the vineyards"
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GIUSEPPE GORELLI

ENOLOGO
Since the 2018 harvest, with his professionalism, his historical knowledge of Sangiovese di Montalcino and his respect for the territory, he has supported and applauded the company philosophy.
His concept Oenology is: "respect for the raw material and its identity, approach all fermentation processes with extreme naturalness and simplicity"
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FEDERICO BECARELLI

AGRONOMO
A connoisseur and supporter of organic farming and the use of "natural" products, he helps Pasquale to have an external vision and supports him on the company's agronomic path.
His philosophy of Viticulture is: "to achieve the agronomic balance of each vineyard by improving the biodiversity and fertility of the vineyards"
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GIUSEPPE GORELLI

ENOLOGO
Since the 2018 harvest, with his professionalism, his historical knowledge of Sangiovese di Montalcino and his respect for the territory, he has supported and applauded the company philosophy.
His concept Oenology is: "respect for the raw material and its identity, approach all fermentation processes with extreme naturalness and simplicity"