Three things are necessary for a good wine: a good season, good soil and lots of diligence; and this is exactly what Colle Bereto puts into all its products.
Wine produced in the very same facilities since the 11th century
Continuing along the road that leads to the little town of Radda in Chianti, passing through the gently rolling hills the Chianti region so generously offers for the delight of its visitors, enchanted by the vineyards and olive orchards blanketing this undulating landscape, you finally reach Colle Bereto, a magical place that more than thirty years ago cast its spell over the Pinzauti family, which recognized it as the perfect place to begin its adventure in winegrowing.
From that moment forward this enchanting village, dating back to the 11th century, experienced a new life of prosperity and growth, offering a limited range of carefully selected products, boasting the distinctive fragrances and wholesome authenticity of the local territory.
The noble Sangiovese grape at the basis of fine wine products distinguished by that classic Italian taste
The wines produced by the Colle Bereto cellars derive all their goodness from the Sangiovese grape variety, the zone’s “noble vine”, whose internationally recognized unique flavor characterizes Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, while the Pinot Nero and Merlot grape varieties, also transformed into wines by the company, best express themselves, respectively, in the Il Cenno and Il Tocco wines.
Pinot Nero is also featured in the Colle B classic method spumante products, which, thanks to a well-defined and absolutely recognizable identity, in just a short time have managed to carve out a place of honor for themselves among lovers of bubbly.
A “wine salon” striking the perfect balance between tradition and modernity
The estate’s cellar, conceived as a “wine salon”, is situated in the original, ancient buildings of the hamlet. It has been organized according to the most efficient, state-of-the-art vinification techniques, featuring gravity operated transfer processes, taking advantage of the natural slope on which the hamlet’s ancient structures were built.
A wine inspired by a dream becomes reality for all those attending Be Italian
“It was hard work and respect for nature that enabled us to bring this ancient hamlet back to its former self, to a time when the agricultural products and techniques of this land set in motion the vinicultural history of Tuscany,” explained Lorenzo Pinzauti, the owner of Colle Bereto. “It was back in the Seventies when we moved to this place which had been frozen in time, rather primitive and overgrown. We have learned a lot since then, above all that a good wine requires years of dedication, because it takes a lot of time, diligence and, above all, the patience of Job to reap the rewards of one’s efforts on the land.”
And all of these characteristics can be discovered by visitors to Be Italian in the great wines Colle Bereto will be bringing to New York straight from its winery in Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, as well as fine cru wines, pure Merlot and sparkling wines.