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Brunello di Montalcino®

Elia Palazzesi – Collelceto


Brunello di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino


hours by reservation only

groups max 12

languages Italian, English

saturday yes

sunday yes

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The character of a wine balances two main factors, an excellent terroir and passion, and these are the factors that distinguish wines of excellence. Almost 100 years after the establishment of his estate, Elia Palazzesi continues to make wine the way it used to be made, guided by tradition, with the added value of organic certification.
Wines made with care and passion, differing considerably but all sharing the same balance, elegance and evident freshness, which can be found in even the most important bottles. Bearing eloquent testimony to the art of the collaboration between winegrower and nature.
Particularly well-suited soils, alluvial, gritty and sandy deposits, so rich in clay as to require an extremely careful approach to cultivation: this is Collelceto.
Elia manages to obtain the very best from these soils:
balanced musts and very concentrated wines, suitable for long aging.
The vineyards vary in altitude from 150 to 180 meters above sea level, protected to the north by tree-covered hills while, in the south-west, the valley opens up to the mistral winds, typical of the Maremma coast, guaranteeing constantly temperate conditions, essential to the prolonged, healthy ripening of the grapes.
Expression of a Territory. Temperature-controlled steel tanks guarantee constant and prolonged fermentation. Elia prefers to age his wines in large barrels, in keeping with tradition, with short passages in tonneaux to harmonize the more potent and structured wines.
Sangiovese Grosso in Collelceto: the variability of the soils and different exposures of the vineyards convey great concentration to the grapes and a faithful expression of every vintage. The area’s climate characteristics require careful thinning of the bunches and very attentive canopy management as the grapes ripen, to protect them against the intense sunlight and the winds that blow in from the sea
along the Ombrone valley.
Elia carries out these operations himself in the most traditional way, completely by hand.

address • Loc. La Pisana - 53024 - Montalcino (Siena)

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phone • 0577816606 / 3496657974

Fax • 0577816914

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