The villa “Colle al Matrichese”, built in the 15th century, has been the residence of the Costanti family since the middle of the 16th century; in this area there is evidence of well cultivated vines since '700.
The estate, 458 m. above sea level, is situated about 2 km south-east of the town of Montalcino.
Since 1983, the death of the former owner Emilio Costanti, the estate has been run by Andrea Costanti, with the help of Vittorio Fiore’s technical advice.
The land covers 25 hectares, divided into 10 ha of vineyards , 4 ha of olive groves and the rest is fallow land and woodland.
The vineyards are at an altitude of 310-440m. above sea level, and for these great care has gone into selecting the optional exposure.
The vines are Sangiovese known locally as Brunello and range from 6 to 45 years old.
The land is very poor organically though rich in lithoid components. Geologically it is galestro from cretacic era.
The harvest usually takes place at the end of September, beginning of October.
Fermentation takes place on the skins in stainless vats and lasts from 14-21 days depending on the vintage.
Brunello is aged for 12 months in 5.0 Hl French Tonneaux, and for 24 months in 30- 35 Hl Slavonian oak casks.
Rosso di Montalcino is aged for 12 months in 5.0 Hl. French tonneaux.
As regards recent production, 45/50.000 bottles were produced including Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino and the IGT Toscana. The estate also produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grappa di Brunello Riserva.
Fermentation took place on the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted approximately 2 weeks.The wine remained for 36 months in wood : 12 months in Allier medium toasted tonneaux (5.0 hl) and 24 months in Slovenian barrels (30 hl). After bottled the wine rests at least 12 months before to be realized on the market . This Brunello has wonderful elegance and finesse together with a good balance, very good acidity and nice tannins that will ensure good longevity
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
The name Vermiglio comes from ancient name of the Rosso from CostantiIn vintages more significant with a more structured wine I produce Vermiglio – Rosso di Montalcino aged for two years in oak.One year in tonneaux and one in 3 -3.5 Hl Slavonian oak. Fermentation took place on the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted approximately two weeks.The wine remained for 12 months in French tonneaux of 5.0 hl and 12 months in Slavonia oak casks of 30.0 hl
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Fermentation took place on the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted approximately two weeks.The wine remained for 12 months in French tonneaux of 5.0 hl Full and structured, with velvety tannins and excellent persistence
Intense ruby red colour.On the nose it is clear, ample, variegated with notes of ripe red fruit with evidence of blackberries and cherry. Delicate spicy hints with memories of light toasting and cocoa nuances.On the palate it has a very consistent structure with an important and velvety tannic texture.Overall it has a great gustatory harmony with long persistence.The wine has an excellent stage of refinement which makes it very pleasant to the nose and palate. Wine of great longevity potential