Estate: The Mattioli family has lived in the tiny village of Collecapretta [hill of the goats] since the 1100’s. Located outside of Spoleto in southern Umbria, central Italy, the family has been cultivating grapes in the hills for generations. Vittorio Mattioli, his wife Anna and their daughter Annalisa farm the 8 hectare property; 4 hectares of indigenous old vines, 2 hectares of olive trees and 2 hectares of farro and ancient grains. The land provides all of the family’s and animal’s needs. All farming and cultivation is organic, low intervention along with some biodynamic methods. About 8 cuvees are produced, although with a total production of only 8000 bottles. Vines are 500+ meters in elevation, soils are a “mixture of calcium and iron rich clay with outcroppings of tufo and travertine limestone”.
Winemaking: Fermented 6 days on the skins with native yeasts, aged in glass and cement, no added sulphites, unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of campfire, ripe cherry, strawberry, a trace of wildflowers and soft spice. Ripe, juicy morello cherry, black cherry and pomegranate, along with earth and bitter almond glide atop tangy acidity and black tea tannins. Cherry, red currant, salty minerality, a savoury streak and peppery spice saturate the plush finish. Elegant, silky and vibrant.
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Collecapretta