ITENDE
ABOUT US.
WHO WE ARE
VINEYARDS
WINE CELLAR

COMPANY HISTORY

The modern organic winery Colline di Sopra was founded in the year 2006 and taken over by the Swiss agronomist ETH Ulrich Ziegler in the year 2015. The winery lies in the Montescudaio DOC area and consists of 14 ha situated in an excellent “Terroir”. The 5 ha of productive vineyard are planted with typical “Costa Toscana” varieties, while the new vineyard of 5 ha is dedicated to white grape varieties. The conduction of the fields is organically certifed by ICEA. The winery is situated a 10 km from the sea and 15 km from Bolgheri, in the sunny and ventilated Cecina river valley.

OUR MISSION

Quality
Our goal is to offer you an interesting wine of highest quality.

Sustainability
A sustainable and energy efficient production method is important to us. We collect rainwater, produce alternative energy and we have a power-optimized production process.

Organic
Our wine production follows the EU organic regulation and is controlled by ICEA. We are always making an effort to exceed, in order to offer you an environment friendly produced wine.

THE COLLINARI

We are a great team!

Besitzer: Ing. Ulrich Ziegler
Agronomist: Mauro Carrara
Vineyard and cellar pearls: Romina Govi, Lea Fiorelli, Catiuscia Evangelista
Winery and Vineyards Supervisor: Gianluca Mattia
Administration: Nina Orth
Sales: Ginevra Bagnoli

 

Organically certified grape varieties: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne. All varieties are subjected to an attentive selection during the year and at harvest time in order to reach the best possible quality.

 

Wine-growing area: 5,2 hectares vineyard in production and 5 ha new vineyard.
Density per hectar: 6600 plants.
Method: cordon, guyot, gobelet
Exposure: NE / NW It is a sunny and breezy area with land and sea winds.
Altitude: 120/200 metres.
Distance frome sea: 10 km.

 

Our soil consists mainly of clay and it is rich in minerals. It is a medium pasted earth with small pebbles that allow effective drainage. Pliocene marine sediments can be found.

 

In our wine cellar, built into the hillside and topped by a large roof, we select carefully only the best grapes for our wine. The filling of the tanks occurs by dropping from above and the use of pumps is greatly avoided.

 

The inside of the cellar is divided into three zones: vinification, aging and the storage area . For a perfect processing we control the temperature and the room climate with natural methods, storage is in air-conditioned enviroment.

 

We have installed a photovoltaic power plant on the south facing roof of the wine cellar to cover a part of our energy consumption. The rainwater collected from the roofs and from the drainage of the vineyards are carried into a water reservoir and are used for the treatments in the vineyard and the cleaning of the agricultural vehicles.

OUR WINES.
SOPRA
EOLA
LARÀ
RAMANTO

The philosophy of our wine line SOPRA is to develop varietal red wines at the highest level. The SOPRA family of COLLINE di SOPRA consists of the Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

2015 SOPRA MONTESCUDAIO SANGIOVESE DOC

0,75 l

100% SANGIOVESE

This wine is a lively and intense ruby red with garnet red highlights.

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Appellation: Montescudaio Sangiovese DOC
Vine variety: Sangiovese

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion. Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
This wine is a lively and intense ruby red with garnet red highlights.
The perfume is mature and has a rich fruity sent of amarena cherry with toasted hints. The taste is powerful and vigorous. The alcoholic impact is contrasted by a verve acidity, typical for this grape variety, and its crisp tannins. At the moment, the youth of this wine, does not promise an easy softness, but in compensation it offers a not bask character, to be discovered after some time of bottle aging.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 SOPRA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT MERLOT

0,75 l

100% MERLOT

A beautiful, intense and brilliant ruby red. The perfume is composed, ordered and focused, with odour of blackberry, prune, amarena cherry and hints of cinnamon and clove.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine variety: Merlot

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion. Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
A beautiful, intense and brilliant ruby red. The perfume is composed, ordered and focused, with odour of blackberry, prune, amarena cherry and hints of cinnamon and clove.
In the mouth it develops with intensity, energy and contrast. The fruit is fragrant and tonic with lively tannins indicating its extremely young age.
The aftertaste is pleasant with the savoury sensation of a Merlot with personality, which is not aligned with other "super soft" versions. This wine requires a further bottle aging to express its full potential.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 SOPRA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT SYRAH

0,75 l

100% SYRAH

This Syrah, while still young, balances perfectly the varietal character and its "Terroir".

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine variety: Syrah

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion. Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
The colour, though not dark, is an ruby red. The perfume is typical for the variety with sensations of prune, flowers and black pepper.
At the palate this wine presents an outstanding sweet ripeness of the fruit, which caresses the centre of the mouth, finding energy and it's momentum for a fresh closure of clos meshed tannins and a mineral hint.
This Syrah, while still young, balances perfectly the varietal character and its "Terroir".

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 SOPRA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT CABERNET FRANC

0,75 l

100% CABERNET FRANC

This currently young wine presents itself with a combination of character and balance showing a remarkable potential of complexity.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine variety: Cabernet Franc

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion. Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
The colour is a dark ruby red with brilliant highlights.
The perfume is very typical but complex with spicy notes of white pepper, red currant, black currant, cedar and fresh balmy hints.
At the palate emerges a lively, upright and crisp fruit with a dynamical and reactive development in continuous progress. The close-meshed, sweet and spicy tannins are possessing particularly fine grains. The final taste is long, articulated and of great prospect.
This currently young wine presents itself with a combination of character and balance showing a remarkable potential of complexity.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 SOPRA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT PETIT VERDOT

0,75 l

100% PETIT VERDOT

In spite of its young age this wine is already well balanced with an interesting personality.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine variety: Petit Verdot

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion. Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
The colour is dark, almost black, concentrated and brilliant.
The nose is original with a pronounced balmy note and a hint of anise, mint and chocolate (After Eight) and without vegetable notes.
The taste is decided, balanced and intense but not aggressive. The fruit is well integrated and mature. Its fresh acidity is stimulating and pronounced.
The tannins are lush, sweet and aromatic and the aftertaste of this red wine develops extensively with hints of balm and spice. In spite of its young age this wine is already well balanced with an interesting personality.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 SOPRA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

0,75 l

100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

This wine is long lasting and while already drinkable, it's a wine you can "forget" in your cellar for some years before coming back to.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification: stainless steel tank fermentation and French oak barrique malolactic conversion.
Ageing in new barrique for two years and in the bottle.
The colour is a compact and intense ruby red.
The bouquet has its own personal character with perfumes of myrtle, elderberry, red currant, flowers and "Macchia" (Mediterranean wood). This gives it a sense of maturity and a close bond with the ambient.
The taste is soft and concentrated, with a sturdy framework consisting of layers and layers of tannins of excellent quality. The finale is still young, but already well composed.
It still needs some time in the bottle to show its full potential. This wine is long lasting and while already drinkable, it's a wine you can "forget" in your cellar for some years before coming back to.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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EOLA, LARA and RAMANTO are first-class organic red grape wines, rigorously grown in our vineyards according to organic principles and under the control of the ICEA certification authority.

2015 EOLA COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT

0,75 l

EOLA

Drinkable immediately, this wine is able to promises a good potential of longevity, thanks to its balance and its quality of the structure.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine varieties: Sangiovese, Merlot

Vinication: stainless steel tank fermentation and malolactic conversion.
Ageing in stainless steel tank and in the bottle.
The colour is a classic, intense, dark and compact ruby red.
The perfume consists of ripe plum, blackberry, myrtle and fresh spices in a precise and expressive composition.
At the palate, this wine is determined and the warmth of the vintage is contrasted by the fragrance of the fruit. The development in the mouth is dense and soft, thanks to a clos meshed tannin structure. The finale is coherent, long and balanced, characterized by a mature fruit.
Drinkable immediately, this wine is able to promises a good potential of longevity, thanks to its balance and its quality of the structure.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 LARA' COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT

0,75 l

LARA'

The warmth of the year is reflected in this wine. It's fundamental strength is partly a guarantee for its future development.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine varieties: Merlot, Syrah

Vinication: stainless steel tanks fermentation and malolactic conversion in barrique. Ageing for one year in barrique and in the bottle.
The color is an intense ruby red without chromatic excess.
The perfume has surprisingly intense and original impact, paired with fruity attributes such as wild berries, pepper and violets.
The entrance at the palate is warm, generous and soft. It is balanced in the center of the mouth, where it develops with precision.
The aftertaste is still a bit tannic and young, becoming more soft by some bottle aging.
The warmth of the year is reflected in this wine. It's fundamental strength is partly a guarantee for its future development.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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2015 RAMANTO COSTA TOSCANA ROSSO IGT

0,75 l

RAMANTO

Thanks to the excellent quality of the tannins, this wine is promising complexity and longevity.

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Appellation: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Vine varieties: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Vinication: stainless steel tank fermentation and malolactic conversion in Tonneau and Barrique. Ageing for for two years in new Tonneau and Barrique and in bottle.
The color is a ruby red. Dark and brilliant at the same time.
The perfume is compact, deep and concentrated with attributes of spice, blueberry, red currant, cacao and a balmy hint.
In the mouth it is dense, full and consistent with a soft and velvety touch. The aftertaste is long with round and sweet, dense tannins.
The intense final taste still contains young features.
Thanks to the excellent quality of the tannins, this wine is promising complexity and longevity.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

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MOSCATO BIANCO

White dry wine from Moscato aromatic vine variety grape: in the mouth it is savory and multifaceted, with a vivid freshness and a remarkable finish. Extremely versatile in the table, excellent with substantial and tasty recipes.

SANGIOVESE 100%

Sangiovese 100%: quintessentially the Tuscan vine varieties, it takes the proximity of the sea, assuming a Mediterranean appeal. It exibits a stunning charm and goes perfectly with traditional Tuscan dishes, game bird and aged cheese.

MERLOT, SANGIOVESE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SYRAH

It represents the key to the Colline di Sopra universe. Its name is an identity card: a wine of the wind, that is what distinguishes the northern exposure of our vineyards. Suited for all courses and even as aperitif “in red”.

MERLOT, SYRAH

Exciting bouquet, seductive in the mouth where reveals a double personality, given by velvety Merlot and mysterious Syrah. Perfect with read meat, roasts, stews, medium aged cheese and Tuscan “ribollita” soup.

CABERNET FRANC, PETIT VERDOT

The red magnetic nuance tells about an imperious wine. That’s it! Complex bouquet, powerful temperament, balance and strong persistance. Excellent match with elaborate dishes based on red meat, game bird, furred game, roasts, stews and aged cheese.

MOSCATO BIANCO PASSITO

Luis, produced with 100% Moscato Bianco -a vine variety native of Piedmont-, has found a perfect terroir in our hills and constitutes a homage to Luisa Silvestrini’s origins, therefore Luis is her domestic nickname.

REVIEWS.

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challange 2018

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Helmuth Köcher, The WineHunter, August 2018

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Paolo Massobrio on "La Stampa" July 2018

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Giorgio Dracopulos on Corriere del Vino 28 May 2018

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Giorgio Dracopulos on Tavolozza del Gusto 25 May 2018

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Ernesto Gentili, January 2018

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Jenny Gomez via Vinoway.com 11 April 2017

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Giorgio Dracopulos on Corriere del Vino 26

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Othmar Kiern on Falstaff 12 October 2016

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Manlio Giustiniani on Bibenda7 26 February 2016

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Fabio Turchetti on Il Messagero 10 May 2016

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Perri via Perri's Bite 11 February 2016

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Clara Ippolito on Recensioni Barbariche 18 February 2016

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Andrea e Federico on Saperedivino 12 February 2016

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Mariella Belloni on Saporinews 3 April 2016

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Isabella Radaelli on Thelovelygirl February 2016

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Isabella Radaelli on Vino e Cibo 25 February 2016

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Claudio Bonifazi on Vinopolis 2 March 2016

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Antonio Valentini on Il Tirreno 2 July 2015

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Manuela Laiacona on Cornachedigusto.it 11 March 2014

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Mariella Morosi on La Gazzetta di Lucca 18 July 2014

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