A perfect blend of excellent wines, art and captivating activities: these are the wine tours at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda and Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino
Wine Tour – Brunello 2010 – Donatella Cinelli Colombini
By Alice Bracciali, Fattoria del Colle
Our key words are authenticity and excellence. Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors were already owners of Fattoria del Colle and Casato Prime Donne at the end of the 16th century; these are today open to the public for guided tastings and wine tours.
Our proposals give one the possibility of tasting wines that win International awards and the possibility of learning family history and stories together with other small wine making secrets: during the itinerant tastings in fact you will be guided to discover the most hidden corners of these two historical estates. Among the tours, some of which are very suggestive and fascinating, such as “Let’s play winemaker” and the “Wine and Music tasting”, which are absolute novelties and enrich our portfolio of activities in a curious and captivating way. Read more…
The Colle Piccino farmhouse, after 500 years, becomes Villa Archi: antique furnishings, air conditioning in the rooms, TV, Wi-Fi… but the authenticity remains
Villa Archi Toscana fireplace room
By Donatella Cinelli Colombini
178 m2 including a large dining area, kitchen, 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Outside there is a private pool, picnic area under the century old oak trees and a park that reaches the Vineyard. Inside the flooring is authentic from farming times, as is the enormous fireplace with niches on the side and the open gallery, but the style is refined and lively with antique furniture, coordinated upholstery and original paintings.
swimming pool villa Archi Toscana
This is the largest villa at Fattoria del Colle, and the restyling has transformed it into a place for holidays for real Tuscany lovers. Only 200 m away, in the farm hamlet, there are a restaurant, the wellness area, the winery for wine and oil tastings, the cookery school and 3 equipped parks. All this plus the daily activities offered which enrich guests’ stays: brief cookery lessons, tastings, and guided tours also to the winery Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino. Read more…
Some advice so as to recognize good quality oil and some news regarding my 2015 extra virgin, mono-cultivar from Moraiolo and Correggiolo olives and the blend
Olives picking at Fattoria del Colle
By Donatella Cinelli Colombini
THE TREQUANDA TERRITORY AND ITS GREAT VOCATION FOR OIL
50% of the quality depends on the “terroir”, 25% on the olive varieties and the method of picking, the remainder 25% is the merit of the olive mill. Fattoria del Colle is in one of the best areas in Tuscany for extra virgin olive oil. An extraordinary region where thanks to the dry, cools and ventilated climate pesticides have never been necessary.
Trequanda, where our farm is, is distant from the sea and quite high up with an altitude (404 m) to not have problems with the oleic fly; this lays its eggs in the olives and ruins them.
Bruschetta with new olive oil
At Fattoria del Colle this horrible insect has arrived twice in two centuries one of which last year. We were unprepared and unfortunately lost our olives. In 2015 fortunately it has not been so but to be sure eco friendly trap-baits were used for the flies. If they had come we would have caught them. The 2015 olives are well formed and the pulp is consistent and hard.
OLIVE PICKING AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE
No flies and a splendid quantity of olives in the 6 hectares of olive grove. The olive harvest has already begun, slightly sooner than usual so that the warm climate during 2015 autumn do not damage the quality of the harvest. Read more…
2013 was a vintage to be called “old style” consequently fresh, with a very slow ripening of the grapes, grapes able to give the wine complexity, harmony and elegance.
Chianti superiore 2013 fattoria del colle
Chianti superior is our first red wine on the shelves from 2013. This is a favourable circumstance because it associates to the most traditional Tuscan appellation a vintage with character that is particularly Tuscan and traditional. So placing the 2013 Chianti Superiore under the motto of tipicity.
Chianti superiore 2013 Fattoria del Colle
Fattoria del Colle where this wine is produced is in southern Tuscany, at 404 metres above sea level on the hills, where there are plenty of woods and small valleys where the white truffle is born. The vineyards are on the crest, in a ventilated position with an excellent exposition. Practically all the vineyards have been planted by Donatella Cinelli Colombini and are consequently young, but masterpieces with the objective of producing exceptional wines. Fattoria has in total 16 hectares of vineyard on a surface of 336 hectares and mainly the new vineyards have been planted where her great grandfathers were, he too as passionate about Chianti. Read more…
“Sanchimento” IGT : 2014, vintage without winter and without summer, gives us a white wine with more perfumes and aromas than in previous years
Sanchimento IGT Bianco Toscano
by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
The 2014 harvest was definitely Nordic. 86 days of rain from April to October, ten more than the perfect vintage 2010. During the months of June and July it you thought you were in London where you can never go out without an umbrella.
These Nordic conditions resembled those typical in the Traminer vineyards and so favoured the synthesis of the aromas. The Sanchimento 2014 shows in fact more fragrance and more freshness compared to previous years.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini Sanchimento IGT
The Sanchimento wine gets its name from the Chapel at Fattoria del Colle which is dedicated to San Clemente – in local dialect Sanchimento – and is obtained from the small vineyard of Traminer grapes around the chapel. It faces north and is 404 hectares above sea level on clayey soil of sea origin