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The Corte Pavone farm belongs to the Loacker family since 1996 and it is led according to Rainer Loacker’s motto: “Philosophy with heart and soul”.
Located in Tuscany, one of Italy's oldest and most prestigious wine-growing areas, Corte Pavone extends across the Montalcino hillsides at around 500 metres altitude amid a delightful landscape consisting of vineyards, fields and thick Mediterranean scrub.
Rainer Loacker, a druggist who has worked for twenty years in an important position in his family business, sweets producers. Then, he took over the Schwarhof farm and introduced it to organic farming. He is in charge of important tasks regarding organization in all three farms but thanks to his experience he also contributes to the work in the vineyards and winery.
Hayo Loacker is the winemaker at Schwarhof. As a child he used to help out on his parents’ farm. After finishing his enology studies at the University of Burgundy he had accumulated 10 years of experience in the field of enology in France, South Africa and California. His contribution to us is innovative and he has great coordination abilities.
About the wine
Corte Pavone is a visually unique experience where you can see all the way from a 16 hectare vineyard to the horizon of the Tuscan hills, sun kissed by a unique light at the front of which lies the town of Montalcino.
Different aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender adorn the sweet hillsides and their suggestive aromas characterize the future Brunello di Montalcino.
The winery is organically certified. The use of chemicals in the vineyards has been eliminated and replaced with biodynamic and homeopathic preparations.
The unique climate and light, clayey soil are at the base of this wine’s character. The grapes, organically farmed and carefully selected, are gently processed in the winery and the wine ages in oak casks until it slowly becomes a Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino.
The heart of the winery is composed of the new bio-architectural cellar inaugurated three years ago.
Wine lovers visiting the winery can choose from a number of tours and visit the estate and the vineyards and enjoy wine tastings and organic Tuscan food in the light filled tasting room with magnificent views of historic Montalcino.
This winery is part of the Italian Organic Wine Route.
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
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"Overflowing with elegant tannins, intense cherry flavors and classic charm"