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The Prime Donne at the NY Wine Experience: a dream come true

Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Brunello flies to the NY Wine Experience, the famous tasting of the 250 top wines selected by Wine Spectator for their prestige and quality



It’s 18 years old, the young company of Donatella Cinelli Colombini (it was born in 1998) is of age now and it has received the most desired invitation of all, the debutantes’ ball of wine cellars.

The invitation to the Wine Experience, the tasting organized in New York by the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator. A selection of the 278 best wines in the world selected for thier prestige and quality.

A tasting so exclusive that attracts winelovers from all over because here they are certain to find the best of the best and a lot of new products. The ticket costs 2.495$ and it has a limited number, and the tickets are purchased online until the fully booked. For Donatella Cinelli Colombini there has been another gift: hers is one of the 4



Brunello chosen to be part of the seminar. She will be speaking in front of 1.000 people, telling the story of a country house in ruins that becomes the first Italian winery with a staff of all women; and the story of the Ardita vineyard, a small piece of land about 2 hectars, that produces extraordinary grapes with an extraordinary qualitative continuity in the different vintages. A magical place for the cultivation of Sangiovese. Read more…

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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