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: Vines are 15-50 years old, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts on the skins for 6 days in cement vats, then aged in steel “all winter”, “thanks to the favorable year”, it goes through only 1 racking to remove the large lees, bottled during the waning moon in early March, unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, sour cherry, black pepper, shake of cinnamon, a trace of wildflowers and warm terracotta. Morello cherry, raspberry and red currant are framed by bright acidity and good tannins. Morello cherry and white pepper linger on the tangy finish. Plush, pure and bright.
Estate Bottled by Soc. Agr. Collecapretta S.S.