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Kerin O’Keefe clever, beautiful, young and a Brunello lover

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Kerin O’Keefe: she writes for The World of Fine Wines, Wine, Decanter, Wine News …. She is an excellent wine taster, and she knows Montalcino better than I.

Brunello di Montalcino di Kerin OKeefe

Brunello di Montalcino di Kerin OKeefe

Here new book is called “Brunello di Montalcino” ( 300 pp. 36,60€) and tells of the locations, the people and even the recipes in such detail and precision just like a person who knows Montalcino inside out, and like someone who ha san archive with thousands of pages of notes. I don’t know how long she has stayed in Montalcino but certainly a long time. She writes with a light tone, like that of story for friends but the information is precise and always exhaustive. Read more…

Donatella Cinelli Colombini receives the Premio Internazionale Vinitaly 2012

She, the paladin of wine tourism in Italy, is the winner of the Premio Internazionale Vinitaly for her commitment and contribution towards the promotion of wine.

Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Montalcino, Casato Prime Donne

Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Montalcino, Casato Prime Donne

This prize was created in 1996, and is awarded every year to an Italian or foreign personality or institution who have particularly distinguished themselves in the wine world. The awarding will take place during the Gala dinner at Vinitaly in the beautiful Palazzo della Ragione directly from the President Ettore Riello and the General Director of Veronafiere Giovanni Mantovani.

An award which signifies recognition for women in wine, this 2012 prize, which in its motivation emphasizes the contribution given by Donatella Cinelli Colombini in favour of women and wine tourism, sectors where she has held important roles. Read more…


March is the month of resumes: 2011 year of great successes and little income

6 wines with a rating superior to in “Wine Spectator” in 2011, is something exceptional, practically incredible for a small winery like ours.

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Excellent ratings

Excellent ratings

Something of which we are extremely proud and that pays back for the enormous work of replanting the vineyards done since 1998. A result which is especially due to the all female cellar staff . Valérie Lavigne’s conviction in emphasizing the local specificities is also beginning to reap in positive results.

In other words an extraordinary result which has had an immediate effect on the foreign markets. In 2011 the cellar concluded the year with an increase in sales turnover of 5,4% entirely due to the foreign markets who have marked a +44% able to fill the losses of the Italian market. The Brunello has literally taken off with a +19% to be connected with the excellent quality of the wines, the 5 star harvest and the excellent ratings on the most authoritative foreign press: Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate. Read more…

Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini Jr and the English wine lovers

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Two trips to the UK to give tastings of my mother Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines and to get to know other producers from all over the world

EoR Suppliers Group

EoR Suppliers Group

by Violante Gardini

I have just come back from the UK where I presented our wines at the wine store “The wine Reserve” in Cobham, just out of London and in the wine cellar called “bluebird” in Chelsea. Two events organized by our importer Ellis of Richmond in two spectacular stores that hold wines from al lover the world. Both wine tastings were fully booked, the second tasting had an entrance fee. To think that there are wine lovers willing to pay to listen to my explanations (obviously tasting the wines) makes me feel very proud. Read more…


2 anniversaries and 15 stars for Benvenuto Brunello 2012 2 anniversaries and 15 stars for Benvenuto Brunello 2012

Benvenuto Brunello 2012 - lunch in Palazzo Vescovile

Benvenuto Brunello 2012 - lunch in Palazzo Vescovile

80 years since the delimiting of the Brunello production to the territory of the Montalcino municipality, 20 years from the first Benvenuto Brunello, 3 five star vintages on sale

seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

These are the reasons for a great party in honour of Montalcino and its producers. A winning team composed of champions, a team able to compete at the highest levels in the world's scenario.
This year for the first time three vintages each valued 5 stars (the highest rating possible) Rosso di Montalcino 2010, Brunello 2007, Brunello riserva 2006, exceptional wines, all of them.
Here Brunello is framed in its territory, its hills, its vineyards, its wineries, and the town that welcomes, using its historic buildings an event never seen before.

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