The Máté family wine estate nestles on two private hills in the temperate, seaward zone of Montalcino. A Roman vineyard 2,000 years ago, the seven campi of marvelously varied terroir lie between 300 and 400 meters above sea level. The estate totals 27 hectares (60 acres) of Mediterranean woods of herbs and wild fruit, among which are 7 hectares (15 acres) of vineyards. They were designed by Fabrizio Moltard, agronomist to Angelo Gaja. The clones, chosen for each field by France’s Pierre Guillaume, comprise: Sangiovese (in fossil-filled tuffo), Merlot (in sandy clay), Cabernet Sauvignon (in galestro), and Syrah (on mineral-rich, southern terraces). Planted to a high density of 6,200 vines per hectare, (3,000 per acre), the yields are kept extremely low by three annual green prunings to concentrate flavors. Selected, hand-picked at fullest maturity and fermented in small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats or new wooden barrels, the grapes are punched down by hand to extract colors and tannins, while the must is kept cool to maintain the rich aromas of fruits and spices. The wines are aged for up to three years in Allier French oak barriques and tonneaux.Use our Montalcino driving holiday planner to visit Mate Winery on your trip to Montalcino, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
In the Máté vineyards and winery, no effort is spared to yield wines of great refinement, replete with unforgettable flavors.
To visit the winery contact Jessica Acciaroli firstname.lastname@example.org
Mate Winery Reviews
We visited a number of wineries as we drove from Siena through Montepuliciano and then over to Montalcino, and Mate was one of our very favorite appointments. Our host was Jessica and she was very... more »
On our second visit to Italy, we were fortunate to be able to reserve a special tasting at Mate'. Yes, we read Ference's books and it was a treat to see their vision and hard work come to beautiful..... more »
Excellent wines! Great staff (Jessica was so lovely and accommodating). Beautiful landscape. But I was more captured by the wine than anything else. It was well done and balanced. Lovely!
I have no words to thank for your kindness. A magical place and even more than in the book. My dream has come true. Thank you
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