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Donatella Cinelli Colombini : Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013

Donatella Cinelli Colombini : Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013

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Description

The beauty of a great Tuscan wine with a perfect balance and an exceptional ageing potential

The estate

The Donatella Cinelli Colombini: Casato Prime Donne estate is located in Montalcino, at the heart of the Tuscany wine region and to the south of the Chianti appellation. Owned by the Donatella Cinelli Colombini family since the 16th century, the estate experienced a turning point during the last three generations, which has been passed down from mother to daughter. Since 1998, Donatella Cinelli Colombini has been carefully reestablishing its ancestral prestige. To this end, its team is entirely made up of women possessing great expertise and know-how, making the estate the first in Italy to be entirely made up of women.

The vineyard

Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013 is produced from vines rooted in the north-facing slope of Montalcino with grapes from a small vineyard named Ardita. The soils there enjoy particularly sunny exposure.

The wine

Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva rightfully bears the Donatella Cinelli Colombini name, embodying the dream of this passionate woman to produce a perfectly harmonious wine. Manufactured only during exceptional vintages, this wine is produced in very limited quantities.

This alluring cuvée tells of the Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s personal story. During her youth, she studied medieval jewellery, including stamps inserted into rings. The glass bottle is thus covered with stars which sparkle in the light and which form a ring encircling a golden coat of arms in the centre.

Winemaking and ageing

After manual harvests between 15 September and 10 October, the best bunches are taken to the cellar. The grapes ferment in truncated, thermoregulated stainless steel vats with punching down so as to enable vinification without a pump. After 20 days of vinification, the wine begins its period of maceration with contact between the must and its lees for 10 days. Finally, the wine ages in 5- to 7-hectolitre French oak barrels. Four small artisan workshops are responsible for production, worked upon using different techniques to increase the complexity of the wine.

Blend

This is a 100% Sangiovese wine.

Tasting

Colour

The Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013 is a brilliant ruby red.

Nose

The aromatic bouquet is characterised by its finesse, depth and complexity. Ripe red fruits meet with spices in a sublime aromatic expression.

Palate

The Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013 is a fine, silky and perfectly balanced wine. Its structure is highlighted through its intensity and persistence. The finish will impress with its length.

Food and wine pairings

The Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013 goes perfectly with prime cuts of meat and refined cheeses.

Serving and keeping

The Casato Prime Donne IOsonoDONATELLA Riserva 2013 is an exceptional wine which will express the finesse of its style until 2043 and even beyond. For an optimal tasting, serve at between 16 and 18°C in round wine glasses.

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