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Mate Winery, Montalcino

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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.

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 visits@matewine.com
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  • Jessica was an excellent tour guide and answered all of our many questions. It was really interesting comparing the small, family-feel of this winery with some much larger commercial vineyards we had....  more
    Jessica was an excellent tour guide and answered all of our many questions. It was really interesting comparing the small, family-feel of this winery with some much larger commercial vineyards we had....  more »
  • Beautiful vineyard! Jessica showed us around the winery along with a wonderful presentation with our wine tastings. She was so knowledgeable and it was a memorable experience! (Private tour for me... 
    Beautiful vineyard! Jessica showed us around the winery along with a wonderful presentation with our wine tastings. She was so knowledgeable and it was a memorable experience! (Private tour for me...  more »
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  • Exquisite winery and villa close to Montalcino! We had a special tour guided by Jessica and it was our first time tasting directly from the barrels. What an experience! I think it was important that they've welcomed us like friends and it made it even better to learn & taste. Tasted really good and aged wines; even had a chance to hit on wine gone bad (because of the cork) and it was really compelling to compare. And they did not let us leave empty handed!
  • The best wine tasting experience we've had in Italy. Beautiful vineyards and villa and truly wonderful wines. Jessica was a great guide and took us through an incredible wine and charcuterie pairing. Can't say enough good things about Máté!

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