The winery and the wines.
Craftsmanship and nature are at the heart of Terreno. We have been using organic methods since 2014 and continuously strive to be part of – and preserve – the invaluable ecosystem in Chianti Classico.
All grapes are harvested by hand in small baskets and upon arrival at the winery, there is a second selection on our sorting table. Only the best grapes make it into the cellar. We only use natural yeast to start the fermentation and for the wines made for long ageing, the fermentation takes place in open 700 litre vessels for more complexity. Instead, temperature-controlled steel tanks are used for wines with a fruitier character. For ageing our Sangiovese we choose large oak casks (12hl, 24hl, 32hl) and we collaborate closely with coopers who share our winemaking philosophy. Our goal is to create a natural balance between our surroundings and those who live and work at Terreno – and make wines that express their terroir.
Chianti Classico wine region is one of the most ancient in the world and without a doubt one of the most beautiful ones. The sensitive grape Sangiovese thrives on these forest clad rolling hills among olive groves and vines. A grape which, when taken well care of, expresses its surroundings beautifully. Therefor it is possible to produce different wines with different nuances all varying in style and character.
Chianti Classico is divided into 11 villages, or UGA, to further give importance to the complexity of the region with regards to elevation, soil and exposure to the sun. Similar important mapmaking have been done in other quality wine regions of Italy such as Barolo and Barbaresco.
Terreno Chianti Classico DOCG
Our flagship wine, the Chianti Classico, is the pillar upon which the rest of our production chain rests. This wine has the important task of conveying Terreno’s deep roots and establishment in Chianti Classico, which it achieves with humble simplicity despite its strong character.
Terreno Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
A selection of our best grapes are used for this Chianti Classico Riserva. Aged in large oak barrels (12, 24 and 32 *hl*) which gives a tighter and spicier profile, enabling it to age well for many years.
Terreno Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sillano DOCG
Sillano is situated near the medieval village of Montegioralle. It’s a place where the vineyards are situated at high altitude, 500 metres above sea level. This vineyard with chalk rich soil presents us with an elegant single vineyard wine where nerve and finesse merge in harmony.
Terreno Chianti Classico ASofia DOCG
Aged for 30 months in large oak barrels, this limited edition is only produced when a vintage is good enough. ASofia is our gran cru, from our oldest vineyard planted at the beginning of the 1980’s.
Our additional wines
At Terreno we grow a small number of international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot among the red, and Roussanne and Petit Manseng among the white. They complement our range of products, from fresh and fruity everyday wines to age worthy wines that last over time.
Bianco Professore Toscana IGT
A vineyard with sandy soil presents the grapes petit manseng and roussane (and a small amount of Malvasia and Trebbiano). An ambitious and complex white wine, which ferments and ages in big barrel to be able to live a long life.
Terreno Vintage Metodo Classico
Our sparkling vintage is produced with the classic method and is aged for at least six years on its yeast. Our surprising Blanc de Noirs, made from 100% Sangiovese, is produced in a limited edition and destined for life’s festive highlights.
Momento Massimo Toscana IGT
Momento Massimo is our deep and mellow “super Tuscan”. It’s produced from a mix of Bordeaux grapes and is aged for 24 months in barriques and tonneaux, the bottle is then stored for at least 2 years.
Terreno Grappa Biologico
In order to succeed in making the best possible grappa, we have appointed the famous Nannoni Grapperia here in Tuscany for the distillation of our grape residue. Grape variety: Sangiovese.
Terreno Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
Terreno’s Vin Santo is made from partially air dried grapes and makes a perfect ending to a delightful meal.
Our young wines
Bianco di Stella Toscana
This is a white wine made from local grape varieties and prefers discretion rather than impressing with strong aromas. A wine that slowly but surely gains ground with a fresh honesty. A perfect aperitif.
Rosato di Toscana IGT
We like to consider our rosé wine a light and gracious wine without being common. It is well suited both as aperitif or with food. It is light, fresh and really quaffable.
Il Momento Toscana IGT
Terreno Il Momento is a red wine that does not like to be kept waiting. This wine’s strongest trait is its juiciness, that of a young Sangiovese. Il Momento is round and light hearted and is suitable for most occasions.