(MONTALCINO – SIENA) The wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini produced by Montalcino are internationally renowned, a virtuous example is Brunello di Montalcino ‘Prime Donne’ which embodies the philosophy of this company.
The history of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines are born in an era in which women claim their rights with ever more determination and, above all, the recognition of the principle that without true equality between men and women there will never be true progress for humanity, the initiative carried out in this company arouses enthusiasm. In fact, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, owner, has put together an all-female operational team: oenologist Valérie Lavigne, oenologist Barbara Magnani, external relations Alessia Bianchi.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines are born in the land of Brunello di Montalcino and the link with this territory is central to the company. The name Donatella Cinelli Colombini actually brings together two estates: Casato in Montalcino, focused on Montalcino wines and the Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda, which bets in particular on the Orcia DOC denomination.
The Casato Prime Donne di Montalcino company was founded in 1998 and is coordinated by Donatella Cinelli Colombini flanked by her husband Carlo Gardini and daughter Violante. To date the company has 40 hectares, of which 17 hectares of vineyards, from which the elegant wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini are born, which represent a prestigious international point of reference for Montalcino.
The Philosophy of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines
Respect for the environment and biodiversity are certainly key elements for the production of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines. In fact, the winery is not only powered by photovoltaic panels and adopts organic organic viticulture, but also limits the use of copper by choosing more sustainable alternatives.
These choices adopted for the production of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines make it possible to avoid having to intervene with invasive corrective measures during the vinification phase and to let the grapes become a sincere narrator of the territory of origin, in its specific pedoclimatic and different vintages.
As regards the strictly enological aspect, the philosophy of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines is based on respect for tradition, therefore Sangiovese in primis, as a grape variety, and wood for the aging process, but with pre-eminence of the barrel over the barrique. , because it is more suitable for enhancing the components of wine, without invading it.
But every theory must be confirmed by the impartiality of taste and pleasantness and, in fact, the wines prove themselves well up to the claims.
The Wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Among the wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini of great interest, the very elegant Brunello di Montalcino ‘IOsonoDONATELLA Brunello di Montalcino’, a sumptuous and expansive wine awarded by the international press, also equipped with a very suggestive habillage, the glass of the bottle is in fact covered with stars and has in the center a ring with his trademark in gold in memory of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s medieval goldsmith studies.
Among the wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini also the Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne, a broad and eloquent but sensationally velvety and caressing wine, made by an all-female team, should be considered.
But Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s line of wines is waiting to be discovered and once again testifies to the great expressive potential of the Montalcino terroir.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Wines recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines
Information & Contacts Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Address: Località Colle – 53020 Trequanda (SI)
Phone: +39 0577 662108
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Direct Sales: YES