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ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 2018 CLUB OFFER

6 bottles of Rosso di Montalcino the young DOC wine born from the same Sangiovese vineyards Brunello but that wants to be consumed sooner

 

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Rosso-di-Montalcino-bio/organic-DOC-2018-club-offer

The Rosso di Montalcino BIO (organic) that we are proposing to you is from the vineyards at Casato Prime Donne belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini in the excellent 2018 harvest, rated 4 stars.
This is an important wine destined only to restaurants and demanding wine lovers. It is a refined organic family wine.
6 bottles of DOC Rosso di Montalcino will arrive directly at your home together with a professional corkscrew and a vacuum stopper that will perfectly preserve the wine still in the bottle after opening, till the next day.

 

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO SPECIAL PRICE FOR MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

6 bottle case of Rosso di Montalcino BIO (organic) 2018 + professional corkscrew + vacuum closure:
Euro 127 (instead of Euro 154)
For those who wish to double the order buying 12 bottles the price is even more convenient
Euro 229 (instead of Euro 288)
Free shipping in Italy, 15 euro discount on shipping abroad

 

PRICE FOR THOSE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

6 bottle case of Rosso di Montalcino BIO (organic) 2018 + professional corkscrew +vacuum closure:
Euro 136 (instead of Euro 154)
For those who wish to double the order buying 12 bottles there is an ulterior advantage
Euro 256 (instead of Euro 288)
Free shipping in Italy, 15 euro discount on shipping abroad

 

Sangiovese grapes grown in Montalcino have something special and almost magical: they produce satisfying, harmonious and velvety wines while young, who, in the most structured types, become Brunello and are able to age for many years.

Very few terroir in the world manage to produce excellent young wines and great fine wines for aging with only one grape, but Montalcino has this wonderful ability with its Sangiovese.

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Rosso-di-Montalcino-DOC-2018-with-professional-corkscrew-and-vacuum-closure

The Rosso by Montalcino by Donatella Cinelli Colombini stands out for its elegance and harmony.  It was born in the vineyards at Casato Prime Donne, the first Italian winery with an all-female staff. The winery is on the northern slope of Montalcino, the coolest side, with clayey soil that allows a slow and regular ripening of the grapes. The winery is open to the public and awaits you to be charmed with itinerant wine tastings that combine wine and music.

 

WINE EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY DURING THE EARLY SUMMER WEEKENDS

Wine experience at Fattoria del Colle in the heart of Tuscany to regenerate and learn about  Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti and Orcia during the early summer weekends

 

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Fattoria-del-Colle-Cenerentola’s-entrance-murales

In the Tuscany of fine red wines, in an historic winery, unique and pleasant experiences such as guided tours with itinerant tastings, gourmet dinners with 3 courses perfectly matched with specific wines, the winemaker game, cheese making ….. Many engrossing moments to which can be added: hiking, photography safari, tastings in front of breathtaking views or walks with resting stops to enjoy the silence and perfumes of the countryside.

 

FATTORIA DEL COLLE IN AN UNCHANGED CORNER OF THE OLD TUSCANY

Fattoria del Colle  (click to book) was born in 1592 as a rural hamlet that, during the centuries has been miraculously preserved and offers now holidays in apartments, rooms and villas. These are furnished with authentic furniture, a modern comfort in the welcoming simplicity of the countryside. Surround there are equipped parks, 23 swimming pools, a restaurant, banquet hall, cookery school and natural wellness area.

 

THE BRUNELLO, CHIANTI AND DOC ORCIA WINRIES AND THEIR INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

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Orcia-Doc-Chianti-Supertuscan-wineries-Fattoria-del-Colle-Tuscany

The most important thing is of course wine. The owner, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, created the first two Italian wineries with an all-female staff at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda and Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino. A flagship for women’s oenology that in just 22 years has managed to produce a range of wines of absolute excellence, 9 of which with scores above 90/100 in the international specialized press and to export to 39 countries around the world.

 

WINE EXPERIENCE IN A WINERY FOR WEEKENDS AT THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER

The program that is offered to participants of the wine weekends at the beginning of summer, at Fattoria del Colle, includes four daily events: two guided tours dedicated to wine and history interspersed with tastings, a cheese experience and a dinner with three dishes combined with three wines capable of enhancing the flavours. The visits are unusual and surprising.
In the vegetable garden there are  flowers and spontaneous essences of Tuscany that are served in salads by the farm restaurant but also pepper, Aglione, cola, wormwood … and many plants from which to learn … like the “consolida” with which the ancient casts were made. Even in the cellar visitors will find surprises, such as the immersive room in which to feel and see what happens in the vineyards at different times of the day and in different seasons.

 

3 Brunello from 5 star vintages for celebrations and collections

A treasure chest with three bottles of Brunello from the best vintages for your collection 1997, 2007 and 2012 together with a set of Riedel glasses apt for tasting them

 

Brunello di Montalcino from 5 star vintages offer: 1997, 2007, 2012 together with 6 Riedel crystal glasses

Brunello di Montalcino from 5 star vintages offer: 1997, 2007, 2012 together with 6 Riedel crystal glasses

Three TOP vintages, nearly legendary ones, for those who love Brunello and want to have some bottles for special occasions:

1997: like many great vintages it didn’t start well; there was a spring frost that reduced the number and dimension of the clusters;

2007: a year without winter and with a cool summer that produced a deep Brunello, apt for long cellaring;

2012: a hot year with a perfect September for the ripening of the grapes.

 

Wines that have been highly rated by the international wine critics and able to surprise and thrill. These will arrive at your home in a wooden crate apt to be cellared, together with 6 Riedel Performance glasses so as to taste them in a perfect way.

 

 

OFFER FOR MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

3 bottles wooden crate containing:

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 1997,  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007 and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 + 6 Riedel Performance crystal glasses

SPECIAL PRICE FOR MEMBERS: 339 Euro (instead of 399 Euro) offer valid until April 2nd, 2021

Brunello di Montalcino from 5 star vintages offer: 1997, 2007, 2012 together with 6 Riedel crystal glasses

Brunello di Montalcino from 5 star vintages offer: 1997, 2007, 2012 together with 6 Riedel crystal glasses

For those who wish to double the offer, so two times a 3 bottles crate with 12 glasses, the price is even more convenient: 660 Euro

The price includes shipping in Italy, and a 15€ discount for those abroad.

 

OFFER FOR ALL OTHER WINE LOVERS

3 bottles wooden crate containing:

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 1997, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007 and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 + 6 Riedel Performance crystal glasses

SPECIAL PRICE: 369 Euro (instead of 399 Euro) offer valid until April 2nd, 2021

The price includes shipping in Italy, and a 15€ discount for those abroad.

 

Would you like to become a member of Donatella’s Club?

Write to vino@cinellicolombini.it to access the personalised customer service!

 

Being members of the Club gives you the possibility of receiving special offers like preview wines or older vintages at advantageous prices and a special welcoming in the wineries at Casato Prime Donne and Fattoria del Colle, in the ToscanaLovers stores in Siena, Bagno Vignoni and Cortona, in the restaurants and in the country inn belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini.

 

My mother Franceca is 90 today

Francesca Colombini Cinelli blows out 90 birthday candles but postpones the celebrations until my cast is removed, when we will enjoy tortellini, meringues and Brunello

 

Francesca Colombini Cinelli with Carlo, Donatella, Violante, Stefano and Giovanni

Francesca Colombini Cinelli with Carlo, Donatella, Violante, Stefano and Giovanni

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

My mother Francesca was born in Modena where her grandfather, Pio Colombini, eminent dermatologist, was rector at the University. A prestigious role, in the second oldest university in Italy (that Pio Colombini filled with self-celebratory plaques), in a small but cultured and rich city, where all the family lived very happily. To confirm these feelings my mother has hanging in her bedroom, a photograph of the building where she was born, but she remembers with pride that <<in our Montalcino home we got electricity way before in our house in Modena>>. From the period in Emilia still today lingers in our family an unbelievable love of homemade tortellini.

 

FRANCESCA COLOMBINI IN MONTALCINO IN THE BOOK “IL VINO FA LE GAMBE BELLE” (WINE MAKES FOR BEAUTIFUL LEGS)

An only child my mother was brought up practically as if she were a man: she would go hunting and could drive tractors and trucks. Before and during the Second World War my grandfather Giovanni Colombini would allow her to take part in everything that happened. Most of her memories are found in the book Il vino fa le gambe belle (2005). A tale that also regards the metamorphosis of Montalcino, from being a small, florid, rural and warrior hamlet, to being a poor settlement because of the farmers abandoning the countryside and finally to becoming the city of Brunello.

Francesca Colombini Cinelli with Donatella and Stefano

Francesca Colombini Cinelli with Donatella and Stefano

My mother’s stay in Montalcino was interrupted after the war because of a long stay in Florence, a city she adores. Here went to the Istitut Français di Firenze, a secondary school where she became fluent in the language, and she still is today.  She lived in the  “Casa di Boccacio” where now Violante, my daughter, and her husband, Enrico live. This is where Stefano my brother and I grew up, before moving to Siena, event that coincided with the death of my Grandmother Giuliana, Giovanni Colombini’s adored wife.

 

GIOVANNI AND FRANCESCA COLOMBINI AT FATTORIA DEI BARBI

It was during these years that my mother began to work at Fattoria dei Barbi going backwards and forwards every day with a white Cinquecento FIAT. The search for alternatives to sharecropping farming of the past was a challenge my mother and grandfather experienced together with effort, tenacity and creativity. He was an extrovert and had grown up among academics, he loved to be surrounded by intellectuals and had a more cultured and visionary approach. She is pragmatic and is gifted with excellent organizational abilities (she, I and my daughter Violante are all dyslexic, a disability that becomes a strong point in managers) was dedicated to the operational aspects. A situation that in some ways favoured me, because my mother would refuse social events loved by my grandfather, so it was me that often accompanied him. This gave me the opportunity to understand the change in consideration towards wine and the cultivation of the land, and it taught me how to plan using long-sightedness and practicality. I think I received my true training during those trips.
My mother Francesca and my grandfather Giovanni, together, created the foundations of the present day estate. They transformed the small activities, winery, dairy, cold cut production and restaurant into  today’s prototype of multifunctional farming that can free itself from the food industry and starts from the fields to reach the consumer’s tables. Practically 50 years before the European project Farm-Fork.
After the death of my grandfather Giovanni Colombini, in 1976, my mother guided Fattoria dei Barbi alone for more than 20 years giving the winery an international market and reputation. If my grandfather had had the right intuitions it was she who built the productive structures.

 

CLUB OFFER: Brunello Prime Donne 2016 in wooden crate

6 bottles of the highly rated Brunello Prime Donne 2016 delivered directly to your home in the exclusive wooden crate and the possibility of tasting it with Donatella Cinelli Colombini

 

Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne 2016 and online wine tasting

 

Donatella and Violante Cinelli Colombini will taste the Brunello Prime Donne 2016 online. It will be an exclusive event reserved to those who choose this offer.  The date will be sent out as soon as the wine will have arrived to your home and it will take place during the weekend.

 

The Brunello Prime Donne 2016 went on sale on January 1st 2021 and so this is practically a preview. Some of the major wine critics have tasted it, so we have their enthusiastic ratings for you.

 

 

 

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PRIME DONNE 2016 RATINGS

  • Robert Parker/Wine Advocate: 96
  • Vinous Antonio Galloni: 95
  • James Suckling: 96

 

Just for you Brunello 2016 and Brunello Riserva 2015 previews

A chance not to be missed to be among the first to receive Brunello 2016 and the Brunello Riserva 2015 directly at home to begin a new wine- loving new year  

 

Offer Brunello 2016 Preview and Brunello Riserva 2015 - Casato Prime Donne - Montalcino

Offer Brunello 2016 Preview and Brunello Riserva 2015 – Casato Prime Donne – Montalcino

Once you have received the wine at home you will also be able to taste  the two Brunello online with Donatella Cinelli Colombini. The date will be sent out as soon as the wine will have been delivered. It will be a very exclusive appointment during a weekend.

As you know Brunello becomes legally Brunello and can be consumed only after midnight at the end of its 5th year. So what we are proposing now are not yet  Brunello and Brunello Riserva, they will become so on January 1st  2021 and you shall be among the first to taste them and share them with your friends. The will be delivered to your home with the vacuum stopper that keeps the wine till the next day.

Brunello brings god luck and it will make you begin 2021 like a true wine lover!

Happy New Year !!!!!

Obviously some wine critics have just recently tasted the wines and have given excellent reviews.

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2016 RATINGS

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate                   95

Vinous Antonio Galloni                                93

James Suckling                                            94

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2015 RATINGS

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate                  94

Vinous Antonio Galloni                              94

James Suckling                                        93

 

OFFER FOR MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

3 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino 2016 and 3 bottles of Brunello Riserva 2015 + a vacuum stopper

Donatella Cinelli Colombini waiting the Brunello lovers for a wine tasting together

Donatella Cinelli Colombini waiting the Brunello lovers for a wine tasting together

Price 329 Euro (instead of 367 Euro) until January 5th, 2021

For those who wish to double their offer to 6 bottles of Brunello 2016 and 6 bottles of Brunello Riserva 2015

Preice of 618 Euro (instead of 724 Euro) until January 5th, 2021

FREE SHIPPING IN ITALY AND A 20,00 Euro DISCOUNT ABROAD

 

OFFER FOR THOSE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

3 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino 2016 and 3 bottles of Brunello Riserva 2015 + a vacuum stopper

Price 341 Euro (instead of 367 Euro) until January 5th, 2021

For those who wish to double their offer to 6 bottles of Brunello 2016 and 6 bottles of Brunello Riserva 2015

Price 646 Euro (instead of 724 Euro) until January 5th, 2021

FREE SHIPPING IN ITALY AND A 20,00 Euro DISCOUNT ABROAD

 

For Italy the price includes shipping, for those ordering from abroad there is a 20,00 euro discount on transportation costs. Costs for shipping abroad vary from nation to nation and will be quote upon receipt of the order. We have very convenient prices for shipping to US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

 

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 from Casato Prime Donne

2016 is a vintage like a marathon runner. Born form a very long vegetative cycle of the vines, Brunello 2016 has deep and exiting aromas, in the mouth it is silky and powerful. Apt for long cellaring

 

Montalcino - Casato Prime Donne - Brunello 2016

Montalcino – Casato Prime Donne – Brunello 2016

A 5 star vintage.  Like the gestation period of a human being there is a process that brings the grapes to the day they are picked and it lasts a precise time, and varies only because of the climate, but generally made up of three 2-month phases for a total of 180 days.
In 2016 the budding of the vines took place 15 days sooner than normal and this should have brought forward the harvesting period by 15 days. Instead the biological cycles slowed down and the harvest took place at the usual time.
The ripening was perfect, like every grape grower dreams of. Sunny days, cold nights, only one storm on September 18th. Small clusters with small berries and a parallel evolution between skin and pulp that brought to the harvesting day with a perfect technical and poliphenolic ripening.

 

BRUNELLO 2016 AND DONATELLA RETURNS TO THE ORIGINS

For Donatella Cinelli Colombini and the Casato Prime Donne winery 2016 was a return to tradition, vinifying Brunello in concrete tanks with mechanized punching down of the cap of grape skins. Obviously these are up to the minute French tanks, as is the punch down mechanical system, but the procedure is the same as 500 years ago. The yeast too, that set off the fermentation, was authentically form Montalcino and has been selected at Casato Prime Donne through experimentation lasting seven years.
The return to tradition from long ago has coincided with a picking of the grapes based on a separation of the clusters according to their level of ripening. These are chosen one by one, by hand, in the vineyard as the old farmers used to do. A system that slows the harvesting times but allows the vinification of grapes that are all with the same character and later, the ageing in barrel or tonneaux most apt for the future Brunello. A “tailor made”  job done by master craftspeople who create works of art in a bottle.

 

Brunello Prime Donne 2016 in preview

2016 was the vintage of deep red wines.  Brunello Prime Donne by Donatella Cinelli Colombini expresses her philosophy of a return to the origins of this designation

 

Montalcino: fermentation room of Brunello at Casato Prime Donne

Montalcino: fermentation room of Brunello at Casato Prime Donne

In the spring of 2016 the vines budded 15 days sooner than usual, but the grape harvest took place at the beginning of October, more in line with the traditional calendar.  For the first time in the last twenty years Donatella Cinelli Colombini saw her grapes ripen in the old way. The accumulation of sugar in the grapes proceeded more slowly than the ripening of the polyphenols and everything happened very gradually thanks to the sunny days (only one storm on September 18th) and to the cold nights. When harvest time arrived the ripening was perfect both in the skin and in the grape pulp.
Sangiovese grapes able to produce long lasting, deep and complex wines. Very elegant wines with silky tannins and a great harmony. Wines that are similar to those that Donatella learned to love as a young woman with her grandfather Giovanni Colombini and that, now in fact, are vinified like long ago; in small unlined concrete vats, using autochthonous yeasts and punching down the caps with the plunger.

 

Brunello Prime Donne 2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Brunello Prime Donne 2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini

BRUNELLO PRIME DONNE SYMBOL OF FEMALE TALENT IN WINE

The Brunello Prime Donne is the symbol of the first winery in Italy to be all female staffed, Casato Prime Donne on the North-West slope of Montalcino. Three female winemakers work here – Barbara, Sabrina and Giada – plus an external consultant, Valérie Lavigne. The decisions regarding the selection, the ageing and the blending among various barrels, involve a panel of 4 female international super wine tasters: a wine store owner, a sommelier, and two Masters of wine: Astrid Schwarz, Daniela Scrobogna, Rosemary George MW with now the addition of the Swedish Madeleine Stenwreth MW.

CLUB OFFER: Brunello Riserva 2012 and 2013 with Vin Santo del Chianti

Fine wines to celebrate the festive season: four Brunello Riserva from two excellent vintages to be matched with roast meats or aged cheeses and, some Vin Santo del Chianti for the dessert!

 

Brunello Riserva 2012 and 2013 with Vin Santo del Chianti 2008 - Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Brunello Riserva 2012 and 2013 with Vin Santo del Chianti 2008 – Donatella Cinelli Colombini

An elegant wooden box full of important bottles to celebrate the festivities: two Brunello Riserva 2012 and two Brunello Riserva 2013 and two bottles of Vin Santo 2008

 

FESTIVE SEASON WINE CRATE

FOR MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

SPECIAL PRICE of 329€ (instead of 380€)  including wooden crate and free shipping in Italy or with a 20,00 Euro discount abroad

 

FOR THOSE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

PRICE of 357€ (instead of 380€) including wooden crate and free shipping in Italy or 20,00 Euro discount for shipping abroad

 

HOW TO ORDER AND PAY

To order the wine send an email to vino@cinellicolombini.it
Payment via bank draft or Visa and MasterCard.

DURATION OF THE OFFER

This offer finishes on November 17th, 2020

 

CHRONICLE 2020 IN BRUNELLO VINEYARDS AND WINERIES

In the year of Corona virus the vineyards in 2020 are the only ones who have had an easy year: cosseted regardless the lockdown, never like this year the final objective was a low yield

 

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Sangiovese vineyards in 2020 veraison – Violante – Cinelli Colombini

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

In the confusion of the first days of lockdown, while all Italians were shut in their homes, my grape growers continued to go into the vineyards armed with written authorization for travelling by car, and with the first masks on their face. To complicate things, around March 20th, while the vines were just budding, a frost arrived that burned the young leaves. Not a tragedy we all know that we have to hope for a low yield year because Covid-19 will devastate the markets. Such devastations arrived, even worse than we imagined. For this reason I decide to abandon 4 vineyards in 2020 for a total of 8 hectares. On these areas, which obviously I consider of less quality, we will only do the bare minimum.

 

SPRING FROST AND SPONTANEOUS REDUCTION IN GRAPE PRODUCTION

So I precede the decisions of the Minister Bellanova regarding the green harvesting.
The 2019-2020 winter was very mild and dry. During lockdown at Fattoria del Colle that was deserted, my husband Carlo and I console ourselves sunbathing at lunch time. Flowering of the vines happened between the end of May (in Montalcino) and the beginning of June (at Fattoria del Colle).

 

DRY AND MILD WINTER, RAINY JUNE, TORRID JULY

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Before the budding – March 15th, 2020 – Fattoria del Colle

In June after several “drought” months the rainfall finally arrives, allowing us some relief, because regardless of Covid-19 we had succeeded in planting a new vineyard at Casato Prime Donne. If it hadn’t rained we would have had to irrigate it.
But rain has also its negative sides: there are mildew attacks and the grape growers start a real battle to defend the vineyards. To stop the white mold, in an organic winery like ours we had to work during the night and interrupt the sulphur sprays as soon as the sun. Quite an endeavour for the tractor drivers and a disturbance for the first tourists arrived at Fattoria del Colle for a rest after months of quarantine at home. Shame but the vines come before everything else. Decidedly in the vineyards in 2020 the year has been a complicated one for several reasons.

 

Full experience Grape Harvest in Tuscany

For the last two weekends in September and the first two of October at Fattoria del Colle a Brunello, Chianti and Orcia experience

 

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Grape Harvest experience – Fattoria del Colle – Tuscany

 

From  Friday evening until Sunday to see how fine red wines from Tuscany are born, touching the vines, the grape clusters, and seeing the various phases of the vinification but mostly tasting must, wines, and Reserves … so as to understand the evolution of Bacchus’s nectar with the help of great experts. Three journalists will tell the history of Tuscan wine and the specificities in the production of Tuscan wines and of Sangiovese. A chance not to be missed for wine lovers, where they can stay in peace in the vast spaces of the countryside and in the healthy ambiance of the BIO (organic) vineyards.

 

FULL EXPERIENCE GRAPE HARVEST WITH BRUNELLO CHIANTI AND ORCIA

 

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Grape harvest experience – Fattoria del Colle – Tuscany

18-20, 25-27 September, 2-4, 9-11 October with a program that includes visits, wine tastings, direct experiences and an in -sight lesson with a super expert.

The frame for these weekends full of experiences and emotions is Fattoria del Colle, 2 and a half hours from Rome and Bologna, one hour from Florence and Perugia.

18 km from the A1 exit Valdichiana-Bettolle.

Fattoria del Colle is a small rural hamlet from the end of the 16th century. There is a villa, a chapel and the old farmers’ houses that have now become lodgings for guests, furnished with antiques and with modern comfort.

 

 

GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

The 2020 full-experience harvest weekend program includes participation to different phases of the grape picking and the vinification with a tasting of the new must, plus the guided tour of the vineyards with a tasting of the grapes. The tour of the wineries in Montalcino (Casato Prime Donne) and in Chianti-Doc Orcia with a Vertical tasting of Brunello and Orcia, an in-sight lesson regarding Sangiovese and the wines from Tuscany with an experience called “winemaker for a day” where each participant produces their own Supertuscan.

For information and bookings please click on the link cinellicolombini.it or call the nember: +39 0577 662108.

 

Fruit salad with Grappa di Brunello

Fruit salad or macedoine is tastier with the addition of dry fruit and grappa. With Grappa di Brunello it is just wonderful!

 

Fruit Salad with Grappa di Brunello

Fruit Salad with Grappa di Brunello

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

As in everything else it is the quality of the ingredients that makes the difference, if courage and creativity are added too. The fruit salad that everybody calls macedoine is an easy dessert that can conclude with style a meal if well ripe mixed fruit is used, with lots of lemon and some sugar.

 

FRUIT SALAD WITH GRAPPA DI BRUNELLO

If you wish to obtain something really super, then an addition of pine nuts, raisins, nuts and dried apricots, a generous shot of grappa and some whipped cream or artisan ice cream. It is worthy reflecting on these two last ingredients. To use a fine estate grappa from the Brunello lees from Casato Prime Donne  and distilled by Marolo in Piedmont makes all the difference.
If the cream is made with excellent raw products and whipped at the last moment at home, or if the ice cream is Italian gelato….not cream that we used during covid lockdown  (at least Silvia found some of that though!) … then you will have a n extraordinary final dessert for your meal.

 

The Casato Prime Donne and Fattoria del Colle wineries reopen

The Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in the Doc Orcia region become a green wine destination

 

Fattoria del Colle - Italian garden style with lemon trees

Fattoria del Colle – Italian style garden with lemon trees

Wine and tourism out in the open. A formula born by necessity because of social distancing due to Covid-19. Come to live a new wine experience. Discover the vegetative cycle of the vine, the soil, the grape varieties and most of all the panorama. For instance the landscape here becomes a protagonist of outdoor toasts and wine tastings.

 

CASATO PRIME DONNE WINE TOUR IN THE BRUNELLO VINEYARD

Casato Prime Donne a Montalcino is open also on Saturday afternoons from now on. It proposes a tour with an itinerant tasting of Rosso, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva. It is possible to see some of the organic Sangiovese vineyards and also where the wine ages in barrel and vinifies (at least from outside).

There will be explanations regarding the vintages of Brunello in front of the Calendar with the stars. It will be possible to interact with some of the modern art installations. There is the selfie frame, or Punti di Vista and the Modernacolo created for Carla Fendi. The tour lasts about an hour and is very engaging.
Just one request: it is necessary to book beforehand.

 

Casato Prime Donne - Brunello Calendar

Casato Prime Donne – Brunello Calendar

FATTORIA DEL COLLE MANY PROPOSALS FOR STAYS AND DAILY ACTIVITIES

It is important to register before leaving home also for stays at Fattoria del Colle . Here the activities proposed to guests are many and diverse because the farm is like a small hamlet for the 16th century surrounded by vineyards and olive groves with a splendid panorama of the Crete Senesi and the Valdorcia.
Stays in apartments, rooms and villas, typical traditional meals matched with wines, cookery lessons, hiking and vineyard trails, guided tours and wine tastings…all well organized in every detail to offer guests experiences and small discoveries.
For this reason Fattoria del Colle should be considered a wine destination where it is possible to spend a holiday or a day out in the open air with some fine wines.

 

Summer weekend among the Tuscan vineyards

Two nights and two dinners at Fattoria del Colle in the most authentic part of Tuscany where there are wide spaces and every detail is studied to give safety and emotions

 

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Fattoria del Colle summer weekends in Tuscany

Come and spend a weekend in the most beautiful countryside on a real four hundred year old farm. Among the vineyards, olive groves and breathtaking views Fattoria del Colle proposes stays in rooms with private bathrooms and in apartments with outdoor private areas equipped for eating out-of-doors. Carefully sanitized inside and out so as to guarantee the safety of the guests. However to avoid possible contamination, daily cleaning is still not supplied, just the delivery of clean linen.

 

REGENERATE OUT IN THE OPEN, TOURS WITH TASTINGS AND THEMED DINNERS

3 equipped parks where to sunbathe, admire the panorama and enjoy the quiet of the countryside, 1 swimming pool, 3 signposted hiking trails, where one discovers nature, a special trail dedicated to the vine.

 

Fattoria del Colle new top wine destination

2 new proposals for wine lovers looking for an unusual itinerant tasting or who want to spend a day among vineyards, wines and activities

 

Fattoria del Colle

Agriturismo Fattoria del Colle Restaurant

Itinerant tastings that resemble adventures out to discover vineyards and wines, aromas and tastes, panoramas and historical locations. Also the proposal for a day at Fattoria del Colle to regenerate in a safe place, in contact with nature an able to tell a story centuries old. An itinerary dedicated to vineyards and to the wines they produce. Another activity that proposes an itinerant tasting with a mixture of history, aromas and flavours. A lunch experience to taste different Tuscan cheeses or cold cuts, and on Saturdays the possibility of an excursion to the Brunello di Montalcino winery Casato Prime Donne.

Tours and lunches are organized upon request and must be booked the previous day calling +39 0577 662108 or via email at info@cinellicolombini.it

 

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Fattoria-del-Colle-Trekking in the vineyards

ITINERANT TASTING IN THE VINEYARDS

3 vineyards, 3 grape varieties and 3 wine tastings (h. 12,00 midday from the farm courtyard)

Itinerant tasting of the wines in the organic vineyards with the same variety of grapes are grown: Traminer for the IGT bianco Sanchimento, Foglia Tonda for the Doc Orcia Cenerentola and Sangiovese for the Brunello that is made in Montalcino at Casato Prime Donne visible at a distance. This experience thanks to an expert guide will be a fun discovery of the characteristic of the three varieties and of the vines they produce (15 Euro per person). Lasts about an hour.

 

ITINERANT TASTING IN GARDENS, VEGETABLE GARDENS, HISTORICAL LOCATIONS AND VINEYARDS

3 wines among history, vineyards, gardens and vegetable gardens (h. 3,00 pm: from the farm courtyard)

 

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Trekking-in-the-vineyards-Toscana-Fattoria-del-Colle

Breathtaking views, the Italian garden at Fattoria del Colle with its paths, the San Clemente chapel built in 1592 with its stories of heretics and Madonnas, the bedroom that once belonged to the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo sovereign of Tuscany and his lover Isabella, the vegetable garden with its oldest and most curious plants like mandrake that has aphrodisiacal properties, wormwood – the green fairy and the pepper tree … An itinerary of aromas, stories and legends that includes also the tasting of 3 wines from Fattoria del Colle (Chianti Superiore DOCG, Doc Orcia Leone Rosso and IGT Il Drago e le 8 Colombe) and a typical Tuscan snack with freshly picked tomatoes from the garden (13 Euro per person). Lasts about one hour.

 

                                                                       

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