The Montecucco Estate of ColleMassari

by Editorial Staff 06/17/21
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Tenuta di Montecucco ColleMassari - crepuscolo

The resort of Tenuta di Montecucco is the flagship of ColleMassari Hospitality, a leading hospitality complex in the Montecucco DOC.

ColleMassari is on the Maremma hills, nestled between Monte Amiata, Val d’Orcia and the Costa d’Argento, within the Montecucco DOC. The estate takes its name from the ColleMassari Castle, which has its origins in 1300 and was born as a fortified granary where the wheat produced in the area was kept. The Castle was purchased in 1999 and thanks to the Tipa-Bertarelli family it was artfully rebuilt and regained all its splendor serving as the family home. In 2003, the winemaking cellar built following the criteria of bio-architecture was completed and the winemaking practices were organized on several levels in full respect of the wine and the environment.

In 2009, with the purchase of the Tenuta di Montecucco, the company reached an area of more than 1,230 hectares and began the development of agritourism activities that culminated with the renovation of the resort of the Montecucco Estate. A dream come true for those seeking relaxation and tranquility in the unique scenery of the beautiful rural landscapes of Tuscany. 

In 1106, Corbulino di Montecucco’s sons donated the Estate to the Camaldolese Monks who already at that time spoke of the qualities of the land and the production of "Vino bono" (good wine). In the course of the centuries, the estate changed owners several times until it was purchased by the Tipa - Bertarelli family.

The estate is a typical example of the old Maremma farms: a group of stone buildings and its country villa form the old village of Tenuta di Montecucco with the St. Peter St. Anthony Abbot Church in the center. An avenue of ancient cypress trees leads to the estate. A large park with olive trees and local essence surrounds the swimming pool overlooking the enchanting Ombrone Valley, showing the outlines of the Montecristo Island in the background.

The historical cellar from 1300 and the jars dating back to 1600 tell the story of the products that you can savor at the tasting room or in "I Granai" restaurant.

Tenuta di Montecucco's vegetable garden was designed according to the dictates of organic cultivation and follows the guidelines of Japanese agronomist Masanobu Fukuoka and Spanish researcher Emilia Hazelip. It provides the restaurant with fresh and natural products at 0 km, thanks to a careful rotation of the different beds with specific techniques of transplanting and sowing.   

22 accomodations, including apartments, suites, deluxe and classic rooms in various parts of the ancient Borgo, where you can experience the history of the estate where once stood the Manor House, the Oil Mill, the “Cheese House”, the Barn and the stable for horses and cows. Apartments of various sizes consisting of double bedrooms, bathroom with shower, living room and kitchenette. And ten suites, with lounge and private bathroom, and junior suites with shared lounge. Apartments and suites are equipped with TV, Wi-Fi and kettle with tea and coffee service.

To complete the services of the structure, in addition to the pool, there is a fitness room equipped with Tecnogym, a beauty center with massage room and turkish bath.

The estate is the flagship of Collemassari Hospitality, a complex that also includes other 3 accommodations such as: Case Nuove (private villa), Pecora Vecchia (farmhouse), La Scuole (b&b), for a total of 54 rooms up to 110 people.

Rooms: 54

Cost: €€€ (over € 120)

Opening: from April to October

Spoken Languages: English and French

Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro, CartaSì

Services: parking, breakfast, restaurant, wi-fi, swimming-pool, pets allowed, cooking lessons, tastings, guided visits to the winery, wine direct sale, extra virgin olive oil direct sale.

 

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