Historic Culture, Family innovation
The “Corte Pavone” farm belonged to the Martini di Montalcino family from 1940, it was given over to “Terre Bindella” (CH) in 1988 and since 1996 it has been in the hands of the Loacker family, since then it has been led according to Rainer Loacker’s motto: “Philosophy with heart and soul”.
Entrepreneurial vision, international experience
A perfect family union: 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.
Franz Josef Loacker, the youngest son of the family, has experience as a chef working for seven years in the most important restaurants in Europe: St. Moritz, London, Cannes and Geneva are just some of the stops on the road in his years working in haute cuisine. In 2004 he decided to take part in the family wine business and he became Sommelier and sales manager for Loacker wines.
Respect for a great “terroir”
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 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. The light filled tasting room can hold up to 50 people and has a magnificent view of historic Montalcino.
The surface area of the company is 91 hectares at 500 m. a. s. l.
Area planted in vines: 16 hectares
Wines: "Rosso di Montalcino" Corte Pavone 100% Sangiovese, aging in large oak casks, goes to market after two years
"Brunello di Montalcino" Corte Pavone 100% Sangiovese, aging for four years in large oak casks and bottles, goes to market after five years.
Organic Certification: 1996. Certified by BIOS – Certification Entity authorized by MiPAAF IT BIO 005, Certifier n. V115