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 ...