Paradisone-Colli degli Angeli is an estate winery in the Canalicchio area of Montalcino in Tuscany. It was created by Attilio Locati who named it after the nearby Chiesa degli Angeli (Church of the Angels). The previous occupants of the land were a couple who were subsistence farmers. At the time of this purchase Locati was based in Monza but running an an entrepreneurial activity located near Milan. He was helped by Franco Pacenti whose estate is next door, Carlo Corsi, and oenologist Federico Donini.
Owner: Attilio Locati.
Vineyards: The vineyards are near the former Montalcino-Siena road, in the highly regarded Canalicchio sub-zone, just north of the town. 1.85 hectares. Vineyard #1 Planted 2002. Sangiovese Grosso Selezione Talenti on 1103P rootstock. 0.25ha. 3,900 vines/ha. 2.7 x 0.8. East. 400 metres. Mixed clayey, very stony. Vineyard #2 Planted 2002. Sangiovese Grosso Selezione Talenti. 0.28ha. 4,200 vines/ha. 2.7 x 0.8. Northeast. 400 metres. Mixed clayey, very stony. Vineyard #3 Planted 1991.100% Sangiovese Grosso M42 on 420A rootstock. 0.85ha. 2,900 vines/ha. 3.0 x 1.0. Northeast. 400 metres. Mixed clayey, very stony. Vineyard #4 Planted 2003. 100% Sangiovese Grosso Vcr 5 on 420A rootstock and Vcr 30 on 101.14 rootstock. 0.32ha. 5,500 vines/ha. 2.3 x 0.8. Easterly. 350 metres. Mixed clayey, very stony. Vineyard #5 Planted 2003. 100% Merlot 181 on 420A rootstock. 0.14ha. 6,000 vines/ha. 2.3 x 0.8. Easterly, not fully exposed to the sun. 350 metres. Mixed clayey, very stony.
Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC: Made from Merlot.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC: 2006 The estate’s first wine.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: 2007 The estate’s first Brunello. / 2008 The 2008 Brunello was the second release).
Paradisone-Colli degli Angeli
Str. vic. del Canalicchio, 222
I-53024 Montalcino (SI=Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.847035 / www.paradisone.it