Terralsole is a small family-run winery. It was established in 1996 and is the inspiration of veteran winemaker Mario Bollag and his wife Athena Tergis, two artists who combined their love of visual arts and music with their passion for winemaking. Terralsole’s 12 hectares (30 acres) of vineyards echo his harmony combining two distinctive terroirs in Montalcino to create full-bodied, balanced wines. The Pian Bossolino vineyards surround the winery and Villa Terralsole. It sits at 1,200 feet on the southeastern slope of Montalcino, enjoying cooler weather and excellent ventilation. All their wines are 100% estate-grown, hand-harvested and bottled.
Bright red in colour. Ripe strawberry, violet, cinnamon and almond paste on the sexy, inviting nose, then juicy and fresh on the palate, with ripe red fruit and spice flavours nicely supported by silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Finishes with a whiplash of red berries, cherry syrup and minerals. With its early accessibility and considerable uncomplicated appeal, this is hard to put down.