Donatella Cinelli Colombini / Fattoria del Colle - Brunello di Montalcino / 750mL
This wine comes from the 2 small vineyards of 13 hectares each which surround the 16th century building, Casato "Prime Donne.â Among the barrels are frescoes of the history of Montalcino. This award-winning wine undergoes regular alcoholic fermentation lasting 15 days. The wine is aged for at least three and a half years in oak barrels and tonneaux.Â
Grape varieties : Sangiovese (Brunello)Â
Altitude : 220m ASLÂ
Alcohol : 14%Â
Tasting notes : Very intense ruby-red. Complex, full, persistent nose rich in spices with hints of vanilla and nuances of ripe berries. Elegant and harmonious palate with good tannins and long finish.
About the Producer:
Donatella Cinelli Colombini owns two wineries, one in Montalcino and one inTrequanda in the Chianti and DOC Orcia regions. The 23 hectares of Fattoria del Colle estate includes a country inn. The technologically advanced winery occupies a medieval 16th century villa where the Vin Santo is still made in the loft that rises high above the vineyards and groves which offers spectacular panoramic views. The second estate is the Casato Prime Donne winery located in Montalcino where 16 hectares of vineyards are planted. This winery also is housed in a renovated building dating back centuries. Donatella has been running the two estates since 1998 and today she leads a full-time enological team comprised solely of women. The dove on the labels symbolically represents Donatellas decision to fly away from her familys winery and their traditions to make wines that fully expressed her own character. While employing modern technology Donatella has great respect for tradition, as demonstrated by her decision to salvage and make a wine from the ancient Sienese indigenous varietal Foglia Tonda.