Fattoria La Collina

Italy, Tuscany

Fattoria La Collina is an old 40 hectare estate in the hills of Montalbano, the most northern vineyards of Chianti. Planted with vines, fruit trees, olives, artichokes, tomatoes and beans this is a traditional farm with its own olive oil store and 'vin santo' attic. At 250-300 metres above sea level one can still clearly see the ancient marine influence in the soil as one kicks up fossilised sea shells. Our wine-making friend Iacopo Morgante married into the family and has taken control of the 14 hectares of vines, all of which are beautifully exposed and worked organically. The wine produced here is simple but expressive, with a lower level of acidity than those of the Classico region, making it readily approachable and very easy drinking.