Empson USA Terrabianca

Fact Sheet


Location: Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

The first document testifying to the existence of a rural property called "Terra Bianca," meaning "white terrain" due to the light- colored soil, is dated 1085. The Terrabianca we all know, however, began nearly a thousand years later, in 1988, in the same location characterized by chalk, sand, and clay, predominantly calcareous. The property covers 307 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and woodland at an altitude of 820-1,640 feet above sea level. The second estate with an additional 260 acres was added in recent years, 43 miles away and close to Massa Marittima, in Maremma.

The second property is called "Il Tesoro," or "Treasure," and is located in the mineral-rich Maremma area. Alongside Sangiovese, the property is home to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are particularly suited to this distinct terroir. All grapes transfer to Radda within 24 hours of picking, where they are vinified and bottled. Shortly after its modern-day foundation, the estate became a major Tuscan star and Terrabianca wines reaped countless accolades worldwide ? both for their quality and the stunning design of the labels and bottles.