Societa Semplice Paradisone Societa Agr. Colle Degli Angeli

Strada vicinale del Canalicchio 222, 53024 Montalcino

Fax +39 039 304124

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand F51

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Toscana
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.07  OTHER WINES
  • 01.07.03  Branded wines

Our products

Product category: Toscana


Brunello di Montalcino will naturally be the pinnacle of production, and represents our biggest challenge. We chose to enter this historic wine arena in all humility, and simultaneously well aware of Colle degli Angeli’s enormous potential in terms of terroir and microclimate.
In fact, the unique goût du terroir of this estate is part of what made us think of Brunello as our ultimate goal, rather than a blend. We are not great fans of what we call “fashionable stereotypes”, wines tailor-made to the prevailing tastes of any given moment, with an eye on the market and an eye on profits. We believe in native diversity, the distinguishing traits of a particular vineyard, soil and microclimate; in indigenous varieties that speak of the flavors and aromas of the land that nurtures them.
Our Brunello comes from a choice selection of the finest Sangiovese Grosso grapes, from the best exposures on the estate. The ensuing wine is naturally 100% varietal as specified by DOCG regulations, and quantities will vary from vintage to vintage, according to climatic conditions and quality. There may even be years when Brunello is not released: this will happen when a given vintage is not considered “worthy” of the pinnacle wine. Apropos of vintage quality, we have been especially fortunate in commencing the story of our Brunello with a five-star year: the gorgeous 2007!

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Product category: Toscana


Rosso di Montalcino is Brunello’s more youthful sibling, from younger vines and less time in wood. Its fresh, forward appeal is both a delightful stepping-stone to the complexities of its elder brother, and a pleasure in itself, sustained as it is by the structure and silky tannins of the noble Tuscan native, Sangiovese Grosso.
We must confess to a soft spot of ours for this Montalcino beauty… It might partly be because it’s our first-born! This Rosso will give you your first taste of the “angelic” heights to come, and has the additional bonus of its wonderful quality/price ratio.
For those seeking uniqueness and the authentic expression of terroir, rather than stereotyped and standardized wines… (What a difference, and what a pleasurable surprise it is to taste that difference!)
Lush notes of marasca cherries and berry fruit are complemented by subtle nuances of vanilla and licorice.
Well balanced, full, flavorful and persistent, it is an ideal match with first courses with meat-based sauces, grilled meat, roasts and medium-seasoned cheese.

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Product category: Branded wines


Sant’Antimo Rosso is one of the area’s most recent appellations, and allows us to complement Sangiovese with one of the so-called international varieties. For all our support of indigenous grapes, we realize some “mixed marriages” are truly… made in heaven. This blend of Tuscan fruitiness and mellow, bordelais softness bears all the hallmark elegance of its terrain.
Our choice fell on Merlot rather than, say, Cabernet Sauvignon for two reasons. The first is a fond childhood memory: Sunday lunches reuniting our entire family round the brasato della Nonna, Grandmother’s braised beef, cooked in Friulian Merlot. The second is technical rather than sentimental, i.e. our wish to explore new avenues rather than parrot the latest fashion.

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About us

Company details

It’s been over twenty years, yet every time I approach the gently rolling land of Colle degli Angeli (“Angels’ Hill”) and distinguish its unique outline from afar, the thrill of it never fails – a feeling of sheer joy that is just impossible to describe. You have to see to believe this Tuscan Eden. And then you’ll never want to leave it.

The farm had previously been run by Concetta and her husband Piero: true country folk from another era, one that survives in the nostalgic tales of our grandfathers. The couple lovingly tended the soil, living solely on its produce and bartering eggs, goat’s milk and fruit in exchange for what they could not themselves produce. In the 1980s, they still lived in the old farmhouse, with no heating but that provided by the large fireplace.
Piero and Concetta stayed on. They could not have left the land that was their raison d’être, or abandoned their chickens and rabbits and goats. In fact, the more I saw of the couple, the stronger I felt to be my own ancestral bonds and awakened affection for the soil – where my family’s roots had previously lain dormant.
Hence my wish to take up the challenge: making wine in the elite winemaking area.

Some of my friends were puzzled by my endless journeys from Monza to Montalcino and back, in the midst of my busy career in quite another field. “Attilio, why on earth do you do it?” – they would ask me as I did my best to juggle my various commitments: a growing family and my entrepreneurial activity near Milan, with its tight deadlines and ironclad responsibilities. I was exhausted yet tireless, tense yet determined to pursue that dream I saw gradually taking shape and concreteness. There was no rational response to my friends’ question, and there still isn’t.
What drives me on is as powerful as it is irrational: my PASSION for Colle degli Angeli.
I was an outsider in Montalcino, commuting from Lombardy whenever possible and dealing with the demanding details and decisions of a new winery in an old, star-studded region. There were ups and downs and the occasional disappointment, but my enthusiasm and devotion never wavered – that’s what passion is like, after all. There are some bad moments when you know you’re getting oh so close to your ideal and it still escapes you, but the good moments are like walking where angels tread! That’s exactly how I felt at “Angels’ Hill” when our very first wine was bottled.
We’d never have got there if it hadn’t been for the friendship and advice of an old winemaking family – the Pacentis – whose estate borders on ours, and who helped us get started; and subsequently, the collaboration of another irreplaceable friend, “our man in Montalcino”, Carlo Corsi; not to mention our young and dynamic consultant oenologist, Federico Donini.

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