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The Estates

THE ESTATES

donatella cinelli colombini

My name is Donatella Cinelli Colombini and I welcome you to Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda, in a land of great Tuscan red wines.

My ancestors were already owners of these estates at the end of the 16rh century and today they are open to the public for tours and stays where one can enjoy experiences in the most beautiful countryside in the world.

Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s dream

 

Casato Prime Donne, the first Italian winery staffed entirely by women has reached International success thanks to the quality of its Brunello. Fattoria del Colle is a treasure chest of memoirs where visitors can experience the history of the Tuscan countryside in the midst of uncontaminated and organically cultivated nature.

Casato Prime Donne

today

 

Casato Prime Donne lies on the hill of Montalcino, 225 metres above sea level.
Surrounded by 16 hectares of Sangiovese vineyards for the production of Brunello.
The ground floor of the stone building houses the ageing cellars with their oak casks and barrels. This is where the Brunello ages; first in small containers and then in larger and larger ones until it reaches the 40-hectolitre barrels. The vinification area is divided into two parts, the traditional one with a wooden beamed roof while the more technological one housed under an iron roof and open on all sides is called “Tinaia del Vento” and was conceived so that nature plays a role in the quality of the wine.
The clean air of the Val d’Orcia is an essential element in the quality of the future Brunello that is made with selected autochthonous yeasts and without the use of pumps.

Fattoria del Colle

today

 

336 hectares on the hills facing Montalcino and its Brunello, Chianti Classico and the area of Nobile di Montepulciano.
A crossroads of great red wines. A land that gives birth to white truffles and an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil, inherited by Donatella Cinelli Colombini in 1998. Currently at Fattoria del Colle we grow 160 hectares of cereal crops, 6 hectares of olive groves and 17 hectares of vineyards with Sangiovese, Merlot, and Traminer varieties as well as Foglia Tonda an old autochthonous vine abandoned for more than a century, that we have re-launched. The Colle’s altitude at 204 m above sea level and the great difference in temperature between day and night due to the vicinity of the “Crete Senesi” determine the particular wealth of aromas in the wines of this area that are intense, complex and extremely fine.