There are few producers in the landlocked region of Umbria who are creating wines that rival the most respected winemakers of their neighbouring regions. The Mattioli family has been in the tiny hamlet the Roman’s once called Collecapretta (hill of the goats) since the 1100’s.
Today’s farm is a tiny 8 hectares in total; 2 planted to a mixture of local olives trees, 2 ha of farro and other ancient grains and ~ 4 ha of indigenous old vines. Vittorio Mattioli, his wife Anna and their daughter Annalisa live together with 3 generations of their family inside the tiny village overlooking the valley below with the high Apennine Mountains and Gran Sasso looming in the background.
RossoDaTavola is their understated ‘Table Wine’ produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes. With just a short maceration on skins, it’s a softer expression of this complex variety. Aged in concrete vessels adds a concentration to the plummy fruit. An incredibly special and delicious wine.