- Organic certified
- Biodynamic certified sine 2010
- No sulphite
The couple here are just amazing; they truly shine from the inside. Dante was a photographer and Helena used to work in the theatre before they came to the 4 hectare estate that Dante’s father bought, not far from Siena.
Colombaia is a biodynamically certified estate where quality and integrity is at the heart of everything they do. In 2006 the couple took the brave decision to leave the AOC of Chianti Colli Senesi because of a succession of scandals that they felt were tarnishing their work. So now they rely on their own brand.
The distinctive dove on the label was drawn by a family friend who came to stay and offered his painting to them as a gift. Each year they change the colour of the label to signify a new vintage.
They see their role as winemakers to be mediators between the land, the weather and the grapes. As Helena says they are not ‘creating’ wine, they are just following a process; they trust the vines to deliver the grapes and it is their job to know when it is the optimum time to harvest.
The wines are fermented with natural yeasts in cement and aged in Slovenian Tonneau so it’s all about deft, sensitive management of the fruit and this really shows in the resulting wines.