Le Sommelier presents the 2013 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello at Vintages…
Donatella Cinelli Colombini left her family’s estate in 1998 to start her own, made up of Casato in Montalcino, and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda. Along with the vineyards and with the farmhouses to be renovated, Donatella received a quantity of Brunello di Montalcino, and so she needed a cellar master to see to its barrel-ageing. She called the Enology School in Siena, asking for a good student to hire. They answered that they had none; cellar masters had to be booked years in advance. They mentioned, however, that they had many female cellar masters available, since no important winery wanted to employ them.
Donatella didn’t just hire a woman cellar master for the project. Her entire staff are women, including the head winemaker, and Donatella has become a beacon for women in the wine industry, not only in Italy, but globally.
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Donatella Cellini Colombini
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013
“Aromas of rose petals and ripe strawberries follow through to a full body. Layered and chewy with ripe tannins and a flavorful and intense finish. Serious and structured.” 94 points, James Suckling.
Appellation : Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Region : Toscana, Italy
Grape(s) : Sangiovese
Price : $68.95 for 750mL
LCBO# : 113357
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