Caterina Carli inherited Il Colle from her father in 2001 and has been making the wines in a time-honoured style ever since. This Montalcino estate was once part of the Colle al Matrichese, a grand property that sits at an altitude of 400-450 meters. Today, grapes from these elevated vineyards are blended with those from a more southerly vineyard in Castelnuovo dell`Abate, to give wines that combine depth and rich concentration with freshness and finesse.
In her cellar, Caterina has an incredibly light touch. her focus is on creating a crystal-clear expression of the vineyards and the vintage. She uses only wild yeasts, there is no temperature control and no filtering. You will find no barriques on the property—only huge, old Slavonian oak botti, between 3,000l and 5,000l in size.