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GREEN HOLIDAYS AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE

E-station for electric cars, organic vineyards and olive groves, solar panels, vegetable garden with Tuscan edible wild plants … for safe holidays in contact with nature

 

The novelty is the E-station for electric cars the more eco-friendly guests will find right upon arrival at Fattoria del Colle. It is by the Italian company E-Station and has a maximum charge of 22 kW with a Type 2 jack (European standard). It is always on, so those who wish to charge even at night can download the QR code, pay and recharge the car (Euro 0,32/kWh).

At the moment we have not received many electric cars at Fattoria del Colle but in the future surely there will be more, so we shall install more charging columns. At least that is what we hope!

 

CHARGING COLUMN FOR ELECTRIC CARS

Charging column for electric cars at Fattoria del Colle with Enrico Pelagatti

Charging column for electric cars at Fattoria del Colle with Enrico Pelagatti

Nature lovers and those sensitive to the environment will notice our efforts to adapt a 400 hundred year old estate without a big environmental impact: all of the light bulbs on the estate have been changed with low energy consumption ones. We have changed the engines that cool the fermentation tanks and the wine ageing areas with up to the minute equipment. To the solar panels on the cellar roof we have added others at the entrance ….

 

VEGETABLE GARDEN WITH WILD TUSCAN HERBS

These actions do not affect our guests’ stay whereas other environmental choices do: the vegetable garden for example. Caterina Caterina guided us in the choice of edible wild plants from the Valdorcia Valley. Herbs that have been part of our fields for centuries and that allow us to serve bread soups and bread salads like our ancestors did. Obviously the garden contains also tomatoes, zucchini … that are served to those who love salads but, the Aglione, tarragon, borragine … are on the other hand essences that tell of age old stories. Did you know that the giant garlic that grows in our sandy soils has no allicin and so does not leave a bad odour on the breath, and is called “kiss proof”?

 

The Fattoria del Colle wine destination opens again in May

We cannot wait to show you the new cellar with the Spumante area, the small renovations, the vegetable garden and to be able to give you a taste of the new vintages and our new recipes

 

Wine destination Fattoria del Colle - Hiking through the vineyards - Tuscany

Wine destination Fattoria del Colle – Hiking through the vineyards – Tuscany

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

We have been shut to the public but we have never been still. Those who have been following us via social media have seen the awards arriving from all over the world for our wines, the birth of the photography safari and the new signposting the experimentation of dishes by our chef Doriana, the Spumante bottles on the pupitre, the spontaneous Val d’Orcia herb plantation in the vegetable garden ….

 

WINE DESTINATION: IMMERSIVE ROOM WITH THE 4 SEASONS IN THE VINEYARD

Many small things are changing Fattoria del Colle into a wine destination able to offer authentic and absorbing experiences with wines and with the old Tuscan traditions.

Wine destination Fattoria del Colle - Wine Cellar

Wine destination Fattoria del Colle – Wine Cellar

Obviously the biggest changes are in the cellar at Fattoria del Colle. The fermentation area has now been boxed off and has a shelter that will protect the grapes in arrival during the harvest. Where the packaging takes place there is already positioned a new bottling machine and soon the new labelling machine will arrive so as to guarantee the maximum care even in the last but all the same important moment in wine production. There is an immersive room where visitors will be able to hear and see what happens in the vineyards during the 4 seasons and at different times of day. So as to learn that light can change the landscape, and the cicadas are not always heard, on the contrary in summer and winter they have their noises, and the northerly wind has a different sound than the sirocco wind, while the bells are still timekeepers in countryside. An immersive experience where sounds, images and lights teach guests that the wonderful countryside surrounding them must be looked at with an attentive eye, and in a few months it will be completely different.

 

A CELLAR THAT RESEMBLES A WOOD WITH BOTTLES INSIDE

The new underground bottle storage of around 450 sq m (18°C) contains the coolest room (12°C), where the spumante rests on the yeast after the secondary fermentation. This is a craft production of just 1800 bottles per year of spumante metodo classico obtained from Sangiovese grapes. The remuage of the bottles on the  pupitre is also done by hand.
The most spectacular thing is the external overlay of the new section of the cellar representing a wood in corten steel designed by the Architect Elisa Boldi to resemble the oak trees in the winter period. At night the metal trees are backlit and give the sensation of a fairytale scenario. Naturally the most precious things, even if less spectacular, are the bottles inside. They are receiving prize after prize from all over the world. The latest are from GuidaBIO that has given the excellence with 5 leaves to the Chianti Superiore 2018 and 4 leaves to the Leone Rosso Doc Orcia and to Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2018.

 

                                                                       

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