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ONLY FOR THE CLUB: ORGANIC BRUNELLO 2018 “LATE VINTAGE RELEASE”

The proposal includes 6 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino 2018 late vintage release, each numbered and wrapped to be received directly at your home at a cost of €297.00

DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI PRESENTS YOU  WITH A SMALL SERIES OF BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2018 FROM CASATO PRIME DONNE OF GREAT QUALITY AND WITH AGING POTENTIAL

In 2018 a small quantity of grapes and then of wine was jealously kept separate from the rest in 4 5-7hl French oak tonneaus and finally also in a 15hl barrel, until it was bottled on its own.

The refinement in the bottle made the superior quality to the rest of the 2018 “vintage” Brunello even more evident.

This is why Donatella Cinelli Colombini and her daughter Violante have decided to emphasize the exceptional nature of this Super Brunello, born as an “experiment” and that has become a small jewel of only 3000 bottles for enthusiasts looking for exclusivity to drink

 

HOW DO YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE BRUNELLO 2018 VINTAGE?

To distinguish it on the label, a golden stripe has been inserted on the base. These bottles will be numbered, wrapped one by one and marketed mainly in wooden crates. The price increase is minimal and only serves to highlight the difference.

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.

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

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.

 

Happy New Year 2021

Let’s say goodbye to a difficult 2020 and toast to 2021 with the new Brunello, wishing peace and goodwill to everyone for a splendid new year

 

Violante and Enrico's Wedding - the most beautiful 2020 memory

Violante and Enrico’s Wedding – the most beautiful 2020 memory

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

We need s good luck toast, and there is nothing better than the Brunello 2016 Prime Donne. As all wine lovers know Brunello becomes Brunello legally only at midnight of its last year. This time the new vintage to be realized has been anticipated by drum rolls and the great international wine critics have given it extraordinary ratings already before it gets released. So other than the character of the wine that brings good fortune, this time we are in admiration of a Brunello than can hopefully rid us of the dark shadow of Covid and allow us to have faith in a new year full hope.
So I will toast with Brunello Prime Donne 2016 wishing everyone health and happiness in the New Year.

 

THE END OF 2020 THE COVID YEAR

2020 is ending and it is time for considerations: except for my brother who was fortunately asymptomatic, none of us got covid19 in the family and on the estate.

2020 new staff of Donatella Cinelli Colombini's wineries with 3 winemakers: Giada, Barbara and Sabrina

2020 new staff of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wineries with 3 winemakers: Giada, Barbara and Sabrina

The province of Siena has been one of the least hit by the pandemic but to protect ourselves we really have done our upmost; face masks, disinfectant gels , dry sanitizing guns, ozone instruments … rooms for quarantining pillows for the beds ….  Plexiglas panels, shifts in the offices …. We even sent away a tourist who was suspected of having the virus….
In the vineyards the work went ahead as usual, where the harvest was scarce in quantity but very high in quality. We are expecting 5 star rating for the vintage. The olive harvest on the other hand was very abundant in quantity and quality. White truffles unfortunately were very rare.

 

THE FINAL BALANCE OF 2020: WINE WENT WELL, TOURISM NOT SO GOOD

Wine sales went well thanks to the foreign markets that have bought and bought again an excellent Brunello 2015.He has been our champion that has conquered Covid. Wine sales in Italy and direct sales from the wineries have greatly decreased but thanks to less costs (no Prowein and Vinitaly, no trips abroad, no yearly edition of the Casato Prime Donne award …) the final economic balance of the agricultural  estate is positive.

Less so the country inn hospitality and restaurant aspects at Fattoria del Colle that worked only from halfway through July to mid October losing all foreign weddings and 70% of the normal income. Even more disastrous was the situation in the three ToscanaLovers stores, the Cortona shop practically with nil income and the other two with earnings for 2020 of about one fifth compared to usual.

Put Renaissance at the table with a woven tablecloth

The ToscanaLovers stores, boutiques for the best handicraft, propose a loom woven tablecloth to be delivered directly to your home at a special price

 

For those inviting friends for dinner, for those who want an elegant table, for those who appreciate Italian craftsmanship. For those who choose only unique and refined things here is a loom woven tablecloth with traditional artistic designs: amphorae and damask.
It will arrive on your doorstep very quickly.

The looming craft in Italy has a long tradition, its golden moment was during the Renaissance, and it continues today in the small craft shops in Tuscany and in Umbria.

loom woven tablecloths - ToscanaLovers

loom woven tablecloths – ToscanaLovers

The tablecloth that we are proposing is consequently a very precious object.
It is made with natural fibres – cotton and linen – and has been made following the typical jacquard system, so, it is double-sided, there is a different design on either side. Its measures, 240 x 180 cm, make it perfectly apt for a table for 6, but there are also other sizes and a few other colours.

 

TOSCANA LOVERS TABLECLOTH OFFER

Tablecloth 240×180 (for 6 people) linen blend (50% cotton and 50% linen) with 6 napkins
design Damask or Amphora

 

FOR THE MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB
Special price of 165,00 Euro (instead of 195,00) until May 26th 2020
We offer free shipping in Italy, and offer 10€ discount on shipping abroad

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB
Special price of 175,00 Euro (instead of 195,00) until May 26th 2020
To this price, the shipping costs is to be added. In Italy is 18€, while for shipping abroad, costs varies from Nation to Nation and will be calculated upon receipt of the order