Nestled in the heart of Italy, Terre del Colleoni DOC is a testament to the timeless romance between earth and vine. This region, with its undulating landscapes and rich history, offers a wine-growing environment that is both unique and enchanting. A place where the whisper of the past blends seamlessly with the rhythm of nature, the Terre del Colleoni DOC is an emblem of Italian viticulture at its finest.
The land is kissed by the sun, with perfectly balanced rainfall and well-draining soils, ensuring the vines flourish in optimal conditions. The climate, characterized by its warm days and cool nights, allows the grapes to mature slowly, developing a complexity and depth of flavor that is unmistakably Terre del Colleoni.
Among the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon stands tall, with its deep hues and intense aroma. It finds company in Franconia, Marzemino, Merlot, and Schiava, each contributing a unique character to the wines of this region. These red varieties thrive in this environment, their roots deep in the rich Italian soil, drawing nourishment and imprinting the very essence of Terre del Colleoni into every drop.
On the other side of the spectrum, the white wines of Terre del Colleoni are dominated by the elegance of Chardonnay, the fruitiness of Manzoni Bianco, and the aromatic allure of Moscato. The crispness of Pinot Bianco and the versatility of Pinot Grigio complete the ensemble, ensuring that wine enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.
In Terre del Colleoni DOC, every sip tells a story; a narrative of nature's bounty, age-old traditions, and the passionate hands that shape these wines. It's not just about the taste; it's about the experience, the journey, and the love that goes into every bottle.
Terre del Colleoni DOC wines are produced in some municipalities within the province of Bergamo, in the Lombardy wine region. This region is bordered to the west by the island of Bergamasca, to the north by the Orobie Mountains and to the east by Lake Iseo and the Oglio River.
In this region, temperatures in the western area are cooler than those in the eastern area. Also, the region has an average of 1150 mm of rain per year.
In this region, two soils predominate: on the one hand, there are clay-slate soils on a mountainous area northwest of the city of Bergamo, while in the area that begins in the east-facing hills and ends at Lake Iseo, the soil is calcareous-clayey.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Franconia, Marzemino, Merlot, Schiava
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco, Moscato, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
In the enchanting Terre del Colleoni DOC region, two exceptional wines take center stage – the white and red wines, each showcasing a minimum of 85% of their signature grape variety.
For the white wines, Chardonnay reigns supreme, accounting for at least 85% of the composition. Its expressive nature imparts delightful aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and subtle notes of vanilla. The addition of other authorized white grape varieties brings nuance and complexity to the wine, resulting in a crisp and refreshing expression of the region's terroir. The white wines of Terre del Colleoni are perfect companions to light seafood dishes, creamy pastas, and soft cheeses, enchanting palates with their elegant flavors and bright acidity.
Meanwhile, the red wines of Terre del Colleoni exude richness and character, with a minimum of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the blend. This noble grape variety contributes intense blackberry and black currant flavors, along with refined tannins and structure. Complemented by other authorized red grape varieties, the red wines gain depth and a medley of enticing aromatics. The result is a robust and full-bodied wine that pairs splendidly with hearty meat dishes, aged cheeses, and rustic Italian cuisine, leaving an indelible impression on those who savor its robust charm.
In Terre del Colleoni DOC, the dedication to showcasing the essence of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon shines through in each bottle. The region's ideal climate, soil, and skilled winemaking practices all converge to create these exceptional wines, embodying the essence of Italian winemaking heritage. Whether delighting in a crisp and expressive white or savoring a rich and powerful red, Terre del Colleoni invites wine enthusiasts on a captivating journey of flavor and discovery.