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…
A semiotic square so as to understand what rapport you have with wine. The choice is between radical, enosnob, Pane al pane (call spade a spade) and socialite
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Wine lover’s semiotic square
With Vinitaly all sorts of surveys arrive but this one is really intriguing. The Istituto Squadrati di Milano has created for the Cantina Bosco Viticoltori, a “Quadrato semiotico” or rather a schematic diagram which permits us to give wine lovers a profile.
This scheme has 4 corners, the different wine lovers are: – RADICAL: those who put genuine products in front of everything else – ENOSNOB: for those who consider only high quality wines – PANE AL PANE (call a spade a spade): those who consume daily – SOCIALITE (lovers of social occasions): wine is part of the movida and they like spending time with others. Along the square sides there are 4 referring concepts in contrast with each other: sacred and profane, nature and culture, and on the inside of the scheme there are indicated 23 commonplaces which correspond to the deep rooted convictions in each group of consumers. Following their logics it is easy to understand to which quarter of the square one belongs. Read more…
This is the new frontier in tourism: to visit places together with a resident who takes you somewhere special unknown to the majority. Obviously this is a passion that arrives from the States and circulates online. The two major portals –Vayable and Gidsy – have in their catalogue proposals which are mostly cultural and in some cases similar to those available for mass tourism. But there are also some tours which are really curious and some are dedicated to the discovery of wine and food, a segment with a great prospective. Vayable has a nice range of proposals for gluttons: street food from New York, walks along the Rive Gauche in Paris looking for famous patisseurs, delicatessens and finish with a cup of hot chocolate … in Rome there is a wine and food tour of Testaccio with 8 stops among which the famous Volpetti and the wine tour in the area Campo dei Fiori….
In the other portal, Gidsy, there are 403 tours of Rome and here too there are routes for gluttons but unfortunately they are not greatly appreciated: the Coliseum has 998 reviews and the trek with tasting of white pizza, rice croquettes and food from the ghetto … only 8. One must notice that in all the tourism wine portals” with indigenous guides” the attention is all on Rome while it is still very little on the rest of Italy. The real novelty is Lookalsthe portal created by Marco Vismara. He is 27 years old, has studied engineering, in Germany for the past 4 years he has been proof of how young people can invent for themselves a new itinerary for success. His story was liked also by the “Sole 24 ore”, who has dedicated an article to him, wonderful!
New York street food
The portal invented by Vismara sells alternative tourism experiences proposed by residents who wish to share their passions and their “discoveries”. Here too Rome is in pole position, but the idea is to propose all of Italy. Everyone can be a guide for something unusual, be they real guides or the well informed fans. The portal keeps 10% of the price of tours and asks clients to vote their travel experience with an evaluation system similar to TripAdvisor. To be based in Berlin, is for Lookals definitely a bonus. Every year in March the German capital welcomes the largest European tourism trade fair ITB. A showcase where new proposals, like this one, find space and markets.
Those who have a deep passion for cheese, spumante, spicy hot foods or passito wines … but also local history, archaeology… and even biking or cross country racing …. can use the places and the people they know, their small discoveries to create a business. All you need is communicativeness, creativity and … to speak an excellent English.
Great opportunity for the most demanding of wine lovers, those who look for unique things to have in their cellars or to give as presents. The 6 vintages of Cenerentola Doc Orcia
Cenerentola DOC Orcia
The Orcia Denomination was born in 2000 between the Brunello and Nobile di Montepulciano wine regions. It is in fact these two “sisters” older and more famous, who allow this wine to resemble the well known fairytale and give the wine its name “Cenerentola”
The Cenerentolais produced in small quantities of about 5-10,000 bottles every year. They are all “sold out” except the 2010 which is on the other hand a preview especially for you. The selection which we are proposing is consequently something exclusive an un-findable.
It is also a available at a small price: Euro 150.00 with free shipping in Italy For those living abroad a discount of € 10.00 on shipping costs will be applied.
Cenerentola Doc Orcia is born at Fattoria del Colle 400 m above sea level and is produced with Sangiovese and a very rare Foglia Tonda, traditional grape variety of the Sienese territory rediscovered by Donatella Cinelli Colombini after more than one century of disuse.
The Cenerentola Doc Orcia ages for one year in small French oak casks and has an excellent ability
Cenerentola 2010 and chestnuts
age in the bottle so as to reach an extraordinary elegance. ONLY UP UNTIL NOVEMBER 21ST Only for the Club members: get delivered at home in a lithographed elegant wooden case:
– CENERENTOLA DOC 2001 – CENERENTOLA DOC 2004 – CENERENTOLA DOC 2005 – CENERENTOLA DOC 2006 – CENERENTOLA DOC 2008 – CENERENTOLA DOC 2010 not yet on sale
For the first time have the pleasure of tasting this great wine discovering its evolution and the changes year after year
Fattoria del Colle vigneto Orcia Cancello nero
From the 2001 which is round and with refined spicy aromas, perfect for great meat dishes and aged cheeses, tot h e2010, new vintage but harmonious and powerful, with hints of ripe red fruits and a lovely ruby red colour.