Casa Raia Story
Casa Raia sits on a promontory beneath the famed medieval town of Montalcino in Tuscany. This estate saw the first roots of the Sangiovese vine labouring through inhospitable rock centuries ago. Destiny seemed to play a role in Ludmilla Temertey’s adventures while searching for a home in Tuscany. She enlisted the help of a Hermit who had walked every path that ever was created in the region to find her haven and destiny brought her back to Montalcino where she had first come in 1978. In 1997 the abandoned farm house was lovingly restored and named Casa Raia after the matriarch of the family, Raissa Temertey.
In 2006 Pierre Jean Monnoyer took over the care of the vineyards and created the winery that is now Azienda Agricola Casa Raia. restoring the old vineyards with unyielding respect for the land that so generously nurtures us all. Espousing a philosophy that is best described as “the vine determines the wine”, Pierre Jean is producing natural wines that are an expression of a deep commitment to the production of authentic, quality wines.
The wine production area of Montalcino is delimited by the valleys of the Orcia, Asso and Ombrone rivers. Its shape is almost circular with a diameter of 16 Km and a surface of 24,000 hectares. The production area of the Bevilo is located in Orcia DOC, between that of Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano, one of the most important areas for the production of great wines.
Grape: Sangiovese | Alt: 375m | Aging: 4 years in french oak | Vineyard Age: 45 years
Bevilo Rosso Toscana IGT
Grape: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet, Merlot and Canaiolo | Alt: 350m | Vineyard Age: 25 years | Aging: Sangiovese 1 year in French wood; Cabernet, Merlot and Cannaiolo 2 years in wood
Bevilo Rosato Toscana IGT
Grape: Sangiovese | Alt: 350-375m | Vineyard Age: 25 years
The best Brunello producer you’ve never heard of.