Cenerentola grows up: the little sister becomes a princess
Donatella Cinelli Colombini presents the 2008 vintage of the main wine from Fattoria del Colle, Doc Orcia Cenerentola, a new princess in red.
A great wine to be consumed straight away or to be kept for years. Cenerentola Orcia DOC has now become the Princess that Donatella Cinelli Colombini has dreamed of since 2001, when she decided to produce a new wine bringing back into use an old Tuscan grape variety called Foglia Tonda. That had been abandoned for nearly a century.
A dream that has taken for than 10 years of work, to understand the grape variety which tends to be over productive, and transfer her into the ideal companion for the Sangiovese, He is elegant and austere, she is very likeable. Ten years of work in the cellar to work out the most apt barrel and wood and to understand the duration of the ageing. And finally here she is, Cenerentola, sumptuous, elegant, modern and Tuscan.
Type: dry red
Production area: Toscana, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle vineyards.
Vintage characteristics: very rainy spring which well hydrated the soil allowing
the vines to put up with the great heat in the summer. The foliage used for shading, and the pruning of the fruit helped the regular and complete ripening of the grapes.
Grape types: 65% Sangiovese (Brunello), 35% Foglia Tonda.
Grape harvest: from September the 25th till October the 8th. The grapes were hand picked and reached the winery quickly in their crates.
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel temperature controlled vats for 15days.
Ageing: 12 months in tonneaux.
Quantity produced: 6.000 bottles
Colour: dark, brilliant ruby red
Aroma: fine, rich and intense, and complex.Net hints of ripe red fruits and spices.
Taste: full, intense, harmonious and elegant Soft tannins in a structure apt for long ageing. Very persistentAlcohol: alcohol 14% Vol, ac. Tot 6 g/l, Vol. ac. 0.53 g/l,
tot SO2 98 mg/l, Total extracts 29.7 g/l
Serve with: may be served with important meat and aged cheeses.
Way of serving: Serve at room temperature (18-20 °C) in crystal balloon shaped wine goblets.
Home ageing: 10/20 years. Keep the bottles lying down in a cool dark place.