Donatella’s two new young winemakers
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s female cellar staff increases with the arrival of two young winemakers
Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in southern Chianti, the first in Italy to have an all female staff in Italy, see the arrival of two new entries: Sabrina Buzzolan and Giada Sani.
THE TWO YOUNG WINEMAKERS AT CASATO PRIME DONNE AND FATTORIA DEL COLLE
Two young winemakers who will share the responsibility of producing Brunello, Chianti Superiore and Doc Orcia under the supervision of Barbara Magnani who for the past twenty years has been Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s right arm. In medium -long term the idea is to renew the staff. Though at the moment Donatella and Barbara intend to keep the younger staff under Barbara’s wings to strengthen their abilities and to stimulate the desire to innovate without forgetting tradition and nature. <<An alchemy that requires courage, love of the territory and passion for cellar work>> explains Donatella Cinelli Colombini while presenting the two new arrivals. Both are small and minute, they are different though in aspect and in personality. Giada is Tuscan from Asciano, 10 km away from Fattoria del Colle; she has dark long hair and love tidiness. Sabrina Buzzolan comes from Malo Vicenza; she has blonde curly hair and the skin tone of the women by Tiziano.
SABRINA BUZZOLAN GLOBETROTTER AND WINEMAKER
In their professional journey there are differences too. Sabrina studied at San Michele all’Adige and then in the University in Udine where she got a degree in viticulture and oenology. She began to travel for wine at a very young age with work experience opportunities all over the world. In Antonio T. Palacios Garcìa’ laboratory and then the Erasmus at Universidad de La Rioja.
Harvests in Kooyong Winery in Australia, in France in the Château Guadet, Chateau Puygueraud and in the very famous Chateau Pavie Macquin, followed. Sabrina has also had experiences in Journey’s End in South Africa and in Carrick Wines in New Zealand.
A great formative profile with vast horizon intermingled with period in Italy beginning with a job in the Maculan winery in Breganze up until her arrival at Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s.
Thanks to the languages known Sabrina has paired her role a wine maker in the Montalcino winery Casato Prime Donne with a marketing role. This way she is taking on a profile very close to what Riccardo Cotarella call the winemaker of the future <<who, other than making the wine, knows also how to sell it>>. For this reason she is about to take part in the Wset course and has begun to work side by side with Violante Gardini the estate export manager at wine fairs.
GIADA SANI WINE VOLLEYBALL AND VOLUNTARY WORK
Now onto Giada Sani, who shares with Sabrina the love for wine and sport. Giada played volleyball for many years and has also been a federal referee. She has always been attracted by roles with responsibility, in sport and in everyday life; she has also a strong sense of ethics that have taken here far away, like to Brazil for humanitarian actions. Giada studied in her Tuscany graduating at the Istituto Agrario di Siena then a degree in viticulture and oenology with distinction, at the Università di Pisa.
Her professional story passes via Fèlsina, Castelgiocondo winery in Montalcino belonging to Marchesi Frescobaldi, Attems in Capriva del Friuli. She has also worked at Tenuta del Trinoro, at Castello di Monastero taken on always more responsibility and getting more and more independence. For her character and formation Giada is particularly strong in the organization of the productive side of wine making and in the abundant bureaucratic procedures connected.
BARBARA MAGNANI FROM THE CELLAR TO THE WINE STORE
Barbara Magnani who has guided alone Donatella’s two wineries right from the beginning in 1998, bringing the wines to the present day international success, still remains a part of the team as a consultant, and maintaining the responsibility of every decision un until the two young female winemakers are ready. <<Barbara is not leaving>> explains Donatella <<she just also wants to make her dream come to true>> to open a wine store where she can share wine culture among wine lovers and explore territories like a talent scout out hunting for unknown wineries. Break a leg Barbara, and thank you!!