Colli Martani

Colli Martani







about this subregion

Nestled in the picturesque region of Umbria, the Colli Martani DOC is a testament to Italy's rich vinicultural tapestry. Characterized by its rolling hills and serene landscape, this area offers a unique terroir that seamlessly blends the traditions of old with contemporary viticulture. The environment of Colli Martani, with its fertile soil and balanced climate, lends itself to the production of wines that are as diverse as they are exceptional.

The red wines from this region boast a remarkable range of grape varieties. Sangiovese, with its deep flavors and robust structure, is a hallmark of traditional Italian winemaking. The region also welcomes international red grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Nero, adding a layer of complexity to the palate. Vernaccia Nera, a lesser-known but equally important variety, completes the repertoire, adding depth and a distinctive character to the reds of Colli Martani.

White wines from this DOC are no less impressive. The aromatic profiles of Chardonnay and Riesling blend beautifully with the fresh and vibrant notes of Grechetto and Trebbiano. Sauvignon Blanc, with its unmistakable crispness, lends an edge to the whites, making them perfect companions for a variety of dishes.

In Colli Martani, the symbiotic relationship between the environment and grape varieties truly shines, giving wine enthusiasts a flavorful journey through the heart of Umbria.


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Colli Martani is a DOC located in Umbria, that covers a basin located in the south of the province of Perugia. The vineyards are located northeast and southeast of the mountains that run along the territory between Bettona and Massa Martani in the wide basin south of Perugia, in the Italian region of Umbria. The vineyards are located northeast and southwest of the mountains, ranging from Bettona to Massa Martana. Colli Martani to the east borders Torgiano, while to the west it borders Assisi and to the south it borders Montefalco.

The climate of this region is Mediterranean, although with influences from the Alps. The wide diurnal thermal variations favor optimal ripening of the grapes, while the proximity of Lake Trasimeno and the Tiber River ensures that the vines have the water they need throughout the year.

The vineyards are located between 150 and 600 meters above sea level, and the soil is mainly made up of sand and limestone. In addition, the soil has good fertility.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Vernaccia Nera

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Grechetto, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano

The Colli Altotiberini DOC region in Umbria, Italy, boasts a diverse array of wines that reflect the unique terroir and meticulous craftsmanship of the local winemakers. Four distinct expressions – Bianco, Rosso, Spumante, and Vernaccia – captivate the senses with their individual characteristics and intriguing profiles.

Crafted with care, Bianco wine from Colli Altotiberini DOC reveals a harmonious blend of flavors. Comprising a minimum of 50% Trebbiano Toscano, the wine dances on the palate with its fresh and crisp demeanor. The addition of other authorized white grapes, with a hint of Malvasia not exceeding 10%, adds depth to the ensemble. The result is a symphony of fruitiness and floral aromas that delight from the first sip to the last.

Embodying the essence of the Colli Altotiberini terroir, Rosso wine captures the radiance of the region's sun-kissed vineyards. At its core lies a minimum of 50% Sangiovese, a varietal that imparts a captivating depth and complexity. Mingling gracefully with other authorized red grapes, Rosato reveals a captivating hue and a vibrant bouquet. With each sip, this wine offers a delightful interplay of red fruit flavors and a touch of earthiness, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Colli Altotiberini DOC's Spumante wine is a celebration of elegance and effervescence. Anchored by a minimum of 50% Chardonnay, Grechetto, and/or Pinot Nero, and adorned with a delicate blend of other authorized white grapes, this sparkling wine showcases a symphony of aromas. A playful touch of Malvasia, kept at a maximum of 10%, adds an intriguing layer of complexity. With fine bubbles dancing upon the tongue, Spumante offers a refined and vivacious experience that enchants and uplifts.

Vernaccia wine, a tribute to tradition and terroir, exudes the character of Colli Altotiberini DOC. With a minimum of 85% Vernaccia Nera at its core, this wine unveils a bold and distinctive personality. Complemented by other authorized grapes, Vernaccia encapsulates the region's essence. The result is a wine of depth and allure, boasting dark fruit flavors and a captivating interplay of notes that linger, inviting exploration and appreciation.

In the heart of Colli Altotiberini DOC, these wines come together to paint a vibrant and diverse canvas, each stroke reflecting the land, the grape, and the artistry that make them truly exceptional expressions of Umbrian winemaking.