Grape harvest and racking between Brunello, Orcia and Chianti
A short break at the end of the summer, or a weekend in autumn for a full immersion in the wines Brunello, Orcia and Chianti: September 1st-2nd and October 5-7th
This proposal during harvest and racking is for wine lovers who want to see how the wines are born but also for lovers of the countryside and of its harmonium landscapes, of its traditional cuisine, of a simple but elegant style of life
Donatella Cinelli Colombini proposes two experiences: the first should coincide with the white grape harvest and to the moment of first tastes of the red grapes. The second on the other hand should be when the Sangiovese grapes for Brunello and the clusters for Doc Orcia and Chianti Superiore reach the cellar. To see how these famous wines which get International consent are born, is an exciting experience that allows one to come into contact with nature and allows you to share the producer’s passion.
September 1st-2nd, two days one night pull of experiences that enrich with knowledge and emotions.
Arrive on Saturday afternoon, tour the vineyards and learn about the technique of tasting grapes that allows grape growers to evaluate the ripening and to foresee the date of the harvest. Hoping in favourable weather and the cellar decisions, you should be able to take part in the phases of picking and preserving the Traminer grapes for the Passito. Then a tour of the winery with a tasting of 3 Brunello and then a 4 course dinner matched with four wines from Fattoria del Colle. Next morning transfer to Montalcino with own car to the winery Casato Prime Donne where our brave wine lovers with have a guided tour of the cellar and then a very technical tasting of Brunello from the barrel to understand the different charring and ages of the barrels, then they will taste the preview of the Brunello Riserva 2013 and then the Riserva 2012 to finally taste a Brunello of at least 10 years. Before leaving a nice walk around the vineyards will give new experiences in tasting the grapes and will make the drive back safer.
The weekend of the 5-7th October should on the other hand coincide with the picking of
Sangiovese and so offer more experiences and excitement. In this case too the program is very rich. Arrival Friday evening at Fattoria del Colle with an aperitif dinner with 4 courses of typical cuisine matched with 4 wines from Fattoria del Colle. On the Saturday morning, compatibly with the participation in the grape harvest, an excursion to Montalcino is foreseen to visit the Casato Prime Donne winery, with a technical vertical tasting of Brunello during its long life: from the must, to the barrel, up until the Riserva. In the afternoon, at Fattoria del Colle guests will become winemakers for a day and will produce their own Super Tuscan and will personalize the label for their wine.
In the evening there will be an aperitif and a tasting dinner. On Sunday we will organize a brief cookery lesson and a guided tour of Fattoria del Colle – including the vineyards and the cellar- with an itinerant tasting.
To get over these wine labours, Fattoria del Colle has an exclusive wellness centre: sauna, Turkish baths, two Jacuzzis (one inside with chromo therapy and an outdoor panoramic one ) couples’
massage room and vinotherapy in a round juniper tub. Very expert therapists offer a vast range of treatments to be booked and agreed upon depending on each individual’s necessities.
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