The winery – built partly above ground and partly underground – dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. Since then, every year for nearly 500 years, a new vintage wine has been nurtured within these walls.
Continuously the winery has been modernized, adding state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure high quality wine.
Aging in Oak, the final step of our winemaking process, adds depth and concentration to our wines by using small French-made barrels and larger Italian ones.
While most of our white grapes go directly from the press to small French oak barrels for fermentation, our Chardonnay and Trebbiano grapes undergo 48 hours of skin contact before barrel fermentation.
All red wines of Fattoria COLLE VERDE undergo extended (up to 21 days) skin contact to add richness, deep colour and intense flavours. Only after the completion of the fermentation, the actual aging process in barrels begins which lasts from 12 to 24 months. Finally, we insist on bottling our red wines without filtration to preserve their character, fruit and texture.