Dante & Helena Lomazzi
Sangiovese, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia
The house and wine cellar are centrally located on a hillside at 220 meters altitude surrounded by a 3 hectare vineyard situtated south-west with vines averaging 40 years old composed by native Tuscany grapes Sangiovese, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, and Canaiolo; and 1 hectare planted in 2008 totally grown biodynamically with Sangiovese and Colorino. Complete conversion to organic farming took place in 1999, and from 2003 on, Colombaia applies biodynamic practices and natural vinification processes.
Colombaia originated with the Lomazzi family, the descendants of generations of winegrowers. 4th generation Dante Lomazzi and his wife Helena established the current winery in the 1970s at Colle Val d’Elsa in the hamlet of Mensanello by reclaiming a long abandoned farm and expanding the existing vineyard. Colombaia are members of Renaissance des Appellation, AVN Association Vin naturel France, Certified Organic Suolo & Salute since 1999, and Demeter since 2007.