Azienda Agricola Collemattoni is located on a hilltop on the south side of the municipal area of Montalcino, just a short distance from the village of Sant’Angelo in Colle. The winery is named for the farmhouse that has become its trademark. The farmhouse dates back to at least 1672, when it was registered in the parish archives as a family home.
Collemattoni was founded in 1988 by father and son team Ado & Marcello Bucci. Marcello studied winemaking in Siena, and after interning with wineries in Montalcino, where he worked with famous winemakers and agronomists, he convinced his father Adon to start their own project. In 1980, Ado purchased the land and farmhouse from the church, and the Bucci family began producing wine. Their first vintage of Collemattoni Brunello di Montacino was 1988.
Marcello’s passion & initiative continues today; he is the winemaker and the heart of Collemattoni.
The Bucci family owns nearly 12 hectares of vineyards, mostly planted with Sangiovese, on five different parcels:
- Collemattoni Vineyard (<2 ha) is near Sant’Angelo in Colle, located 420 meters above sea level. It is at the heart of the estate, surrounding the main buildings.
- Fontelontano Vineyard (.5 ha) is located between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Collemattoni at 380 meters above sea level. This vineyard, named for the ancient water source in the area, dates back to 1984 and is the oldest vineyard at Collemattoni. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is produced from this vineyard only in the best vintages.
- Sesta Vineyard (2.7 ha) is located between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate on a slight slope, opposite Monte Amiata, at 350 meters above sea level.
- Cava Vineyard (1.8 ha) 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.
- Orcia Vineyard (4.5 ha) is located near Sant’Angelo in Colle. This vineyard also produces Trebbiano and Canaiolo varieties.
Production is around 5,000 cases per year. Collematoni has been using organic farming methods for several years, and the winery was certified organic in 2012.