For Antonio Galloni the Brunello 2006 and riserva 2005 – are the most impressive wines I have tasted from Donatella Cinelli Colombini-
These are the most impressive wines I have tasted from Donatella Cinelli Colombini. Antonio Galloni the young and very competent wine taster of Wine advocate is so surprised that he repeats this phrase three times in each of the 3 tasting sheets for the wines he is commenting: Brunello 2006, Brunello Prime Donne 2006 and Riserva 2005 ( 92, 92, 92+) which has been judged superior.
Sweet music for our ears. 12 years of investments and hard work produce a continuous progress in the quality of our wines. It is a slow change because the vineyard work is slow, but it is followed enthusiastically by our clients and importers. The best has yet to come!
Then of course there is another change, that in favour of our Tuscan roots, wanted by our wine maker Valérie Lavigne, who has imprinted such a style on our wines and on our work during the past year: that means later grape harvest to preserve the varietal characteristics of our grapes, emphasizing the local grape varieties, eliminating the barriques from the cellar, and searching for the historic personality of the wine during the bottling phase just like a restorer.
During the last Vinitaly these changes that she has wanted have been noticed and appreciated by many operators, first among all Frank Roeder Master of Wine who happens to also be our importer (VIF) in Volklingen in Germany who has ordered ten times the usual amount of Brunello.
But Antonio Galloni from “Wine Advocate” is the first wine taster-journalist to notice the change in our wines and he writes about it, with, we imagine, a smile on his face, “This undeniably attractive, opulent Brunello full- throttle style. The finish is round, creamy and impeccably balanced”.