Owner: The family of Anton Luca [sic] Matteucci (Geometro).
GPS: E 11.49868° N 43.01837°
Background: Villa a Tolli comprises the Borgo Villa a Tolli, an ancient village with Etruscan origins. “Tollee” is an Etruscan word meaning “High Place” and indicates the ancient Etruscan village that gave rise to the current Borgo di Villa in Tolli over the centuries. The village lies 2.5 miles (4km) from the centre of Montalcino, and is located right in the centre of the estate which develops in a single course, on the ancient Roman road that ran from northern Tuscany to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo and Montalcino. This was built by Charlemagne around 1200. From 1500 the villa belonged to the noble Sienese family of the Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona.
The medieval village has an 18th century manor house and Italian garden, includes the old farmhouses, stables, wine cellars, old barns and vegetable gardens. These have been renovated according to ancient local construction techniques. Villa in Tolli is promoted as a venue for weddings and ceremonies. The borgo has the small Romanesque church of Santa Lucia, with its ancient apse well preserved.
Estate vineyards: 360ha of land in total including grain crops, olives and vines. 30ha of vines of which 20ha of Brunello and 10ha of Rosso di Montalcino and IGT.
Observations: Wine probably not the main focus here–lower yields and less wood would help (my comment at the Anteprima 2014).
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Villa in Tolli: 2012 10,000 bottles. 100% French oak. Sweet toffee nose, bit oxidised with sour cherry (Anteprima 2014).
Rosso di Montalcino DOCG: 2000 Very blackcurrant nose, sweet, unusual for Sangiovese I think, plus new French oak (Anteprima 2005). | 2009 10,000 bottles. Botti grandi and (I guess) French oak. Sherry style, sweet and sour, mid-weight (Anteprima 2014).
Azienda Agricola Villa a Tolli srl
Villa a Tolli
Borgo Villa a Tolli
Località Villa a Tolli, 60
I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy
Tel:+39 0577 848498 | www.villaatolli.it