The Prime Donne at the NY Wine Experience: a dream come true
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Brunello flies to the NY Wine Experience, the famous tasting of the 250 top wines selected by Wine Spectator for their prestige and quality
It’s 18 years old, the young company of Donatella Cinelli Colombini (it was born in 1998) is of age now and it has received the most desired invitation of all, the debutantes’ ball of wine cellars.
The invitation to the Wine Experience, the tasting organized in New York by the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator. A selection of the 278 best wines in the world selected for thier prestige and quality.
A tasting so exclusive that attracts winelovers from all over because here they are certain to find the best of the best and a lot of new products. The ticket costs 2.495$ and it has a limited number, and the tickets are purchased online until the fully booked. For Donatella Cinelli Colombini there has been another gift: hers is one of the 4
Brunello chosen to be part of the seminar. She will be speaking in front of 1.000 people, telling the story of a country house in ruins that becomes the first Italian winery with a staff of all women; and the story of the Ardita vineyard, a small piece of land about 2 hectars, that produces extraordinary grapes with an extraordinary qualitative continuity in the different vintages. A magical place for the cultivation of Sangiovese.
Donatella put incredible passion into choosing the people, the vats, and also the authocton yeasts… the most suitable for her grapes and terroir. Big investments, a lot of ordeals to overcome and here she is fliying to the New York Wine Experience, envied by so many producers all over the world and admired by the Brunello Lovers who, during all those years, have followed the international achievements of the wines “we have to give credit to the staff of the winery Valerie, Barbara, Antonella, Margherita, Mara … it’s thanks to them if got here but also of the vineyard team Folco, Efisio, Beppe, Ivo, Simona, Paola, ….” Meantime she rejoices in noticing that her Brunello Riserva has the highest rating among all the wines served in the Wine Experience seminars – 97/100 –.
The Casato Prime Donne winery is in the coolest side of the Montalcino hill and the soil is rich in clay. A terroir were the Sangiovese vines produce wines with an extraordinary harmony, an unbeatable elegance but also great longevity. Many wine critics describe the wine produced in this area as a “Burgundian Brunello” that is, velvety, fine, complex and profound thanks to the gradual and regular maturation of the grape. This is why Donatella has purchased the new bare concrete vats (with open cap and fuller) typical of the Roman-medieval Italian tradition but also of Burgundy. Her goal is to achieve the perfect balance. A dream that surely will come true!