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Ten hectares of native grapes (Magliocco Dolce, Calabrese, Greek White), national (Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Barbera) and international (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah) reared in accordance with the green manure technique is totally organic. Welcome to the Tenute Pacelli.


The winery’s vineyards extend across the green hill that overlooks the plains of Rose, the contrada where the Pacelli estate stands tall, dominated by the hunting lodge of the noble La Costa family. This ancient residence dates back to the end of the 1700s. With its four crenelated towers, it also served as an outpost and observatory. Our respect for nature can be seen in the way our vineyard is cultivated with painstaking care. Actually, chemical fertilizers are not allowed in the vineyard, and we favour the use of cover cropping, which is common in organic farming.


The grape harvest for Terra Rossa usually takes place in early September, while the harvest for Pauciuri takes place from the middle to the end of the month. One of the jewels of the Rose area, Pauciuri comes from Barbera and Cabernet grapes, and is aged in oak casks for at least six months. Harvest takes place a few days before that of our latest arrival, Tèmeso, which comes from Magliocco and Calabrese (Nero d’Avola) varieties.


In keeping with IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) standards, we cultivate Chardonnay, Trebbiano and Mantonico, in addition to Riesling, the winery’s latest project, and an ambitious experiment by Mr. Pacelli which is already seeing a great deal of success, especially with Zoe, our spumante made using the classic method. The grape harvest for Barone Bianco (a still Riesling), as well as for Zoe, takes place about fifteen days before the other grape harvests in the area, right after the middle of August. The climate is governed by the altitude, which is 350 metres above sea level. It is hot in summer months and cold during winter months, with extreme day/night temperature swings, making for ideal conditions for bringing out the wine’s fragrances and aromas. Tenute Pacelli has also created a passito, Eos, from 100% Trebbiano Toscano grapes.