Il Colle

Il Colle

Toscana

Montalcino

Caterina Carli’s Il Colle is a tiny family estate in the traditional heart of Brunello. Located in the higher reaches of the Brunello zone on thin soil over ancient mineral-rich deposits, Il Colle is perfectly situated to produce elegant, classically styled Brunello. However, in a quest to further enhance her wine and naturally balance Il Colle’s nervy, acid-driven fruit with more intensity and tannin, in 1998 Caterina purchased a vineyard in Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

In the cellar, Caterina has worked closely with Giulio Gambelli, one of the great heroes of Italian wine, to sympathetically hone the Il Colle style. Sadly Gambelli passed away in January of 2012 at the venerable age of 86 (working in wine for 72 of those years), though certainly...READ MORE

Il Colle

Toscana

Montalcino

Caterina Carli’s Il Colle is a tiny family estate in the traditional heart of Brunello. Located in the higher reaches of the Brunello zone on thin soil over ancient mineral-rich deposits, Il Colle is perfectly situated to produce elegant, classically styled Brunello. However, in a quest to further enhance her wine and naturally balance Il Colle’s nervy, acid-driven fruit with more intensity and tannin, in 1998 Caterina purchased a vineyard in Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

In the cellar, Caterina has worked closely with Giulio Gambelli, one of the great heroes of Italian wine, to sympathetically hone the Il Colle style. Sadly Gambelli passed away in January of 2012 at the venerable age of 86 (working in wine for 72 of those years), though certainly his philosophy and spirit will live on through Caterina and her wines.  

The wines of Il Colle reflect the classic power and structure of Brunello without the lifeless severity of some traditionalists or the plush anonymity of some modernists. They are a tribute to the hillsides of Montalcino, the humble foresight and clarity of Giulio Gambelli, and the commitment of Caterina Carli.

 

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