2017 Collemattoni

Grapes Sangiovese
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
District Montalcino
Sub-district Brunello di Montalcino
ABV 14.5%

When we first put nose to glass with the 2017 Collemattoni, the whole room exclaimed ‘rosemary’. It’s a wine with a really fun, pronounced Italian herbal quality – perhaps testament to their ability to keep the phenolic ripeness even in the wine. The rest, as you’d expect, is succulent fruit. Black cherry and plum, bought together by a lovely cedar wood. The tannins are initially pronounced and dry, hinting about both the age worthiness and the warmth of the season, but given a short spell to relax, they become deliciously creamy. L&S (Feb 2022)

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An attractive mineral overlay on top of the red berries, ripe strawberries, flowers and orange peel. Medium to full body with a tight, holographic mapping of tannins on the palate. Dusty, tight and full of berry allure. Drink or hold. Rating: 93 James Suckling, (Jul 2022)

Concentrated mid ruby. Balsamic cherry nose that is a little brooding. Generous sour-cherry palate with long, grainy tannins. Surprising amount of acidity on the finish but balanced by the ripe fruit. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 16 Walter Speller, (Feb 2022)

The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino requires a few moments to open in the glass, and it quickly reveals lots of ripe and bold fruit. The bouquet goes from zero to sixty in seconds really. Black cherry, baked plum, spice, sweet tobacco and Spanish cedar spring loud from the glass. To the palate, the wine is angular and tight. It definitely needs time to soften and tame those slightly stemmy or astringent hot-vintage tannins. Drinking range: 2024 - 2035 Rating: 90 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate ( (Feb 2022)


This is a small, 13-hectare estate, spread across the Southwest and Southeast of Montalcino. The winery (and some of these 13 hectares), sits in San Angelo in Colle on the southern side of the hill of Montalcino, nestling above the famous and rather larger Col d'Orcia vineyards (145 hectares). Winemaker Marcello Bucci is making wonderfully good wines which have rapidly increased both in quality and international recognition.

With his new winery now well and truly bedded in Marcello is thriving with the greater control and flexibility he now has - this is an estate going from strength to strength and the wines have a real true imprint of these beautiful rolling hills and Marcello's gentle manner. The wines from these vineyards are fuller and riper perhaps, than Fuligni or Padelletti. However, where there may be less lacy finesse, they more than compensate with indulgent joy, not to mention with their pricing. Collemattoni make some of the best value wines of the region.

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