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Halloween with end of harvest party

During the long All Saints bank holiday, at Fattoria del Colle, end of harvest party with dancing among the barrels, Halloween and extra virgin olive oil dinners, tastings and tours.

Fattoria del Colle dinner with Russian importers

Fattoria del Colle dinner with Russian importers

A very long weekend full of activities, surprises and parties, are what Fattoria del Colle proposes at the end of October. Tastings of the Brunello just born and the new oil, 3 themed dinners with menus full of surprises and great wines, guided tour of two wineries and tastings of important wines.
In the Tuscan countryside still uncontaminated, coloured with the autumn colours, a weekend able to regenerate you in spirit and in the body, it will teach you much about wine and the typical cuisine, but you will also make plenty of new friends. Because other than tours of the wineries, tastings, cookery lessons there will be dinners, dances and games. In other words a countryside atmosphere like long ago which will really make you feel that you are in Tuscany.

€ 52,00 per night, per person, stays in double room with breakfast
All the activities in the program are free excluding the meals which are priced one by one Read more…

2012 a sunny balance at the end of the year for Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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2012 a very tiring year where a lot of work has been done. Great awards, successes, small commercial progress and great difficulties tied to the International crisis.

Vinitaly 2012 - Donatella Cinelli Colombini - Premio Internazionale Vinitaly

Vinitaly 2012 - Donatella Cinelli Colombini - Premio Internazionale Vinitaly

The best image of the past year is of the Premio internazionale Vinitaly received directly from the President Mr. Riello and the General Manager of Veronafiere Giovanni Mantovani. Such an important award which I shared with Debra Meiburg the Master of Wine who rates 7th in the list of most powerful women in wine in the world.

A good portrait of the increase in quality of the wines from this cellar is given by the image of 5 wines with ratings over 90/100 in Wine Spectator: Il Drago e le 8 Colombe, Cenerentola, Brunello, Brunello Prime Donne and Riserva, the latter with 95/100 is in the Olympus of the 18 Italian “Top Wines” chosen by Wine Spectator. The Brunello Prime Donne is among those Highly Recommended by “Decanter” and among the three preferred by the Master of Wine Rosemary George. Read more…


Cenerentola grows up: the little sister becomes a princess

Donatella Cinelli Colombini presents the 2008 vintage of the main wine from Fattoria del Colle, Doc Orcia Cenerentola, a new princess in red.

Cenerentola Doc Orcia - Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Cenerentola Doc Orcia - Donatella Cinelli Colombini

A great wine to be consumed straight away or to be kept for years. Cenerentola Orcia DOC has now become the Princess that Donatella Cinelli Colombini has dreamed of since 2001, when she decided to produce a new wine bringing back into use an old Tuscan grape variety called Foglia Tonda. That had been abandoned for nearly a century.

A dream that has taken for than 10 years of work, to understand the grape variety which tends to be over productive, and transfer her into the ideal companion for the Sangiovese, He is elegant and austere, she is very likeable. Ten years of work in the cellar to work out the most apt barrel and wood and to understand the duration of the ageing. And finally here she is, Cenerentola, sumptuous, elegant, modern and Tuscan. Read more…

Doc Orcia communicates via mobile phone

The Strada del vino Orcia is the first with a QRcode signposting. With the new generation mobile phone one will be able to aim at the image on the signposts and receive information regarding wines and locations

Doc Orcia insegne e depliants

Doc Orcia signs and brochures

A small step forward for the denomination born in the year 2000 in one of the most beautiful agricultural territories in the world: the Val d’Orcia and the Crete senesi.  A land of soft hills where the vines are alternated with woods, olive groves, and on lower grounds field of grains. Fattoria del Colle is in the Doc Orcia territory and produces two wines from this denomination: Leone rosso and Cenerentola, the second of which is made with only Tuscan grapes – Sangiovese and Foglia tonda -.From this year onwards Doc Orcia will also have the “riserva” type, which must have at least one years ageing in oak barrels, and a type called “Sangiovese” with a maximum of 10% of other local grape types like Colorino, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Foglia Tonda. These decisions underline a production strategy regarding quality and identity; a strategy which honours this young, small but very competitive denomination.


90 Percent for Ceneretola DOC Orcia in the Wine Spectator

Receiving a mark of to 90 100 from expert wine tasters of theWine Spectator is difficult, but our small winery has achieved an even higher score. This year 6 of our wines have achieved or exceeded this 90 goal. Not actually called an Oscar but for us it is the equivalent.

Wine Spectator 15 oct.2011

Wine Spectator 15 oct.2011

Bruce Sanderson,  one of the 5 wine expert tasters from the Wine Spectator, wrote the following about our Cenerentola 2007 Doc Orcia “This is a modern style red wine, there is a taste of ripe black cherries and hints of blackberries and violets accented by hints of tobacco and tar.  Understandably the Tannic finish is slightly astringent and needs more time to mature. – This wine will be at its best from 2013 to 2020”.
Sanderson also gave 90/100 to our Rosso di Montalcino 2006 which our importer Bruce Sanderson
The Wine Spectator is the most popular and most respected wine magazine in the world.   It contains news, profiles, entertainment pieces and reviews 400-1000 wines, each one with a detailed sensory description and an overall score.   It was founded in 1976 in San Diego in California, three years later it was bought by the current publisher Marvin R. Shanken. Since 1981, it has awarded prizes to the best restaurants in the world. Every two years it organises in New York an event called the ‘Wine Experience’ which includes tastings and seminars from  the best cantinas in the world. In 2008 the ‘Luxury Institute’ listed the Wine Spectator in 1st place amongst the trade and consumer oriented publications which review luxuries essential to a high quality of life. In other words, the Wine Spectator is the showcase for the best food and wine in the world.

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