Colle, Montalcino, Italy
Winemaker: Marcello Bucci
Collemattoni is located on a hill top on the south side of the municipal area of Montalcino, just a short distance from the village of Sant’Angelo in Colle. The Collemattoni farmhouse dates back to the end of the XVII century.
The first record of the Bucci family dates to the end of 1800 with Giuseppe Bucci «Zappaterra» (Digger), head of a large family.
Today, the estate is run by Marcello Bucci focusing on a winemaking philosophy that allows for technology but in a style that comes from belonging to the place and respect for the area.
Thanks to the presence of a biomass fuelled heating system and solar panels, Collemattoni produces the 80% of the electricity needed at the winery. Inside the estate there are also rainwater recovery pipes.
Our wine cellar of 700 square meters was completely renovated in 2012 and advanced technology applied during the installation, allows us to control all the process from fermentation till bottling. Wine aging runs in natural conditions under the ground level.
The grapes, picked entirely by hand, are selected during the harvest and checked once again in the cellar by expert hands on the sorting table. After destemming, the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The heart of the cellar is the ageing area with Slavonian oak barrels and French oak tonneaux.
Despite the use of modern system and advanced technology, the cellar is intentionally «very traditional».
Here the Bucci family welcomes visitors and clients in an enchanting place from where the majestic countryside that extends from Sant’Angelo in Colle to the sea can be admired.
The Collemattoni winery currently features around 11 hectares of vineyards, mostly Sangiovese, in five different areas in the south west and south east of Montalcino community:
Collemattoni Vineyard (with less than 2 hectares) is near Sant’Angelo in Colle at 420 meters above the sea level, surrounding the main buildings of the estate and representing the heart of the winery.
Fontelontano Vineyard (less than half hectar) is located between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Collemattoni at 380 meters above the sea level. The name is linked to the presence of water source where in the old times people use to get their water for their homes. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is produced from this vineyard only in the best vintages. Fontelontano vineyard dates back to 1984 and is the oldest vineyard at Collemattoni.
Sesta Vineyard (2,70 hectares) is located between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate on a slight slope opposite Monte Amiata at 350 m above the sea level.
Cava Vineyard (1,80 hectares) is located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in an alabaster quarry (locally called onyx). The local quarry was used to build the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo.