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Orcia Doc Cenerentola puts on her crown

Cenerentola becomes a princess with the 2015 harvest. A five star harvest with quality levels never reached before for Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Orcia Doc wine

Cenerentola-2015-Orcia-Doc

Cenerentola-2015-Orcia-Doc

Cenerentola becomes a princess with the 2015 harvest. This is the happy finale after a long journey, lots of trials, lots of hopes and a great dream. It was in 2000 that Donatella Cinelli Colombini fell in love with a Sienese grape variety that was practically extinct: Foglia Tonda. A vigorous and rustic variety that in the poor Tuscan vineyards a century ago did not get thinned out with green harvesting and consequently did not ripen. But Donatella together with her agronomists has found the way to make the vines less productive and bring the clusters to perfect ripening. They also learnt which are the best soils and expositions for this variety that, if cultivated in humid areas with little sun well expresses its objections.

In the cellar too there have been many experiments and not all lucky ones. Now the Foglia Tonda variety is picked for last, it ferments and ages alone, for at least 12 months in 5 hectolitres French oak tonneaux, this is when it joins the best Sangiovese made at Fattoria del Colle.

Cenerentola-2015-Orcia-Doc

Cenerentola-2015-Orcia-Doc

In its sales Cenerentola’s story is all uphill, like all other wines based on rare autochthonous grape varieties.

It is different and 15 years ago journalists’ appreciation didn’t go to more territorial wine making. Then what was rare become trendy, the autochthonous, like what is natural, and so Cenerentola began to find more and more important and better and better ratings from the great experts. Read more…

Wine wedding at Fattoria del Colle

The novelty for 2015 is the bachelorette with an artistic perfumery and erotic cusine. For the wedding couple the bedroom that once belonged to the Grand Duke and vinotherapy for a dream of a honeymoon

Wedding at Fattorisa del Colle - aperitif

Wedding at Fattorisa del Colle – aperitif

Weddings at Fattoria del Colle, in Tuscany, start earlier and finish later: to begin with the bride together with her friends in the magical world of artistic perfumery and with some aphrodisiacal recipes in the kitchen. After, with a honeymoon in the bedroom that was built for the Grand Duke of Tuscany and his lover Isabella and then a relaxing time in the wellness centre with vinotherapy, and couple’s massages.

Wedding in Tuscany fattoria del Colle - lunch

Wedding in Tuscany fattoria del Colle – lunch

Obviously the “centrepiece” of the party is the ceremony and the wedding banquet (aperitif, lunch and cutting of the cake) with dancing to finish with. A fairytale day that every couple dreams about, and decides upon so that it can be different from all others. Fattoria del Colle is a small authentic hamlet surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. There are large spaces which allow the wedding couple to choose amongst many locations for each moment of the party. Beginning this year the estate is also equipped with two new gazebos to deal with any inconvenience due to bad weather (to be paid for and agreed upon separately).

At the centre of all this the great wines produced at Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda: Brunello, Chianti superiore and Orcia Doc. The 16th century villa, the parks with the swimming pools, the restaurant and its panoramic terrace, the apartments furnished with antiques (101 beds) …. These are the authentic frame that gives the wedding a solemn an intimate, refined and simple touch.

In the San Clemente chapel the panoramic points and near the tabernacle in the woods it is possible to set up a suggestive wedding ceremony with altar, music and chairs (to be arranged). Read more…


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…

Dancing among the barrels for Calici di Stelle at Fattoria del Colle

A multi-sensorial night: live music by The Pipedreamers, tastings of Cenerentola Doc Orcia and Brunello, artistic perfumery during the August 10th night

 

#CaliciDiStelle 2013 #Tuscany #ViolanteGardini

#CaliciDiStelle 2013 #Tuscany #ViolanteGardini

Violante Gardini celebrates the election as Presidente Toscana of the Movimento del Turismo del vino with a party open to the public for Calici di Stelle – August 10th – at Fattoria del Colle in southern Chianti.
Live music for dancing in the midst of the barrels and every half hour a pause for a wine tasting, before getting back onto the dance-floor, dedicate a few moments to a perfume, to the falling stars and to expressing wishes.
For those who wish to dine there will be a lovely buffet with 10 dishes among which a Chianina Tartar created especially for the occasion (28€).
The party at Fattoria del Colle will develp, with some extra touches the theme of Calici di Stelle 2013 in the Tuscan wineries <Wine and music stars >>.
A new rite, young, refined but in direct contact with nature and the suggestions of a night in the countryside. The music at Fattoria del Colle will begin at 10 pm to then continue until midnight when there will be a toast to the stars. Read more…


Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Riserva and Leone Rosso Orcia Doc obtain another fantastic result

The Wine Spectator awarded 93/100 to our Brunello Riserva 2005 and Tidings magazine  from Toronto Canada, which was introduced to us through our importer Le Sommelier Inc., awarded the excellent score of 92/100 to the Leone Rosso  DOC Orcia 2007.

Bruce Sanderson ‘s comment on behalf of the Wine Spectator was very positive “This smooth red is laced with black cherry and plum, yet with serious tannins lurking in the background. They emerge on the finish, along with touches of  licorice and spice. Turns dense and chewy in texture. Best from 2013 through 2026.
The last sentence seems a very positive encouragement.

Brunello Riserva 2005 Orcia Doc Leone Rosso 2007 con Felix

Brunello Riserva 2005 Orcia Doc Leone Rosso 2007 con Felix

The 2007 Leone Rosso also had a good score which confirms our belief that this wine is an immediate success. We have already sold out of this wine  in our cantinas so  for those who would like to taste it and enjoy it please look out for it in the wine shops and restaurants.
The picture shows Felix, Donatella Cinelli Colombini ’s  golden retriever, who is demonstrating his enthusiasm and happiness at our good results.

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