Owner

Elia Palazzesi

Winemaker

Lorenzo Landi

Varieties

Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso

Vineyard

Seven total ha estate, two planted by Elia's father and five more added by Elia. 150-180 meters altitude

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About Collelceto

Collelceto was a traditionally run farmer’s operation just a few years ago, but has now been taken over by dynamic Elia Palazzesi, who with the help of enologist Lorenzo Landi realized this small farm’s full potential in the form of a full fledged winery. On what used to be Elia’s parents farm, some of the finest expressions of Sangiovese are crafted today. After only a few years of bottling under their own label, the Palazzesi family today belong to the exclusive club of respected and reliable winemakers of Montalcino, with bottles in the best wine stores around the world. Collelceto is located on the courser soils of southwestern Montalcino, representing a rare style of Brunello with plenty of chocolate driven tannins and age worthiness. Catching the midday heat and lush evening sun, full-bodied and spicy wines are produced here; a Brunello for long cellaring and a Rosso that challenges many Brunellos.