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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PROGETTO PRIME DONNE DOCG 2016

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PROGETTO PRIME DONNE DOCG 2016

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2016 was the vintage of deep red wines. Brunello Prime Donne by Donatella Cinelli Colombini expresses her philosophy of a return to the origins of this designation. In the spring of 2016 the vines budded 15 days sooner than usual, but the grape harvest took place at the beginning of October, more in line with the traditional calendar. This is the first Brunello produced and planned by women. In fact the winery that produces it, Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino, is the first in Italy to be all female staffed, including the wine maker
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CHARACTERISTICS:
Designation Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape Types 100% Sangiovese
Region Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol content 14.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl Bottle
Grape Harvest The harvest date was chosen by tasting the grapes, an old fashioned method that is although more precise than laboratory analysis. The grapes were picked by hand cluster by cluster. In the cellar the sorting table allowed a further selection of the grapes
Vinification
In truncated cone shaped unlined temperature controlled concrete vats, open on top and with a mechanized punching of the cap. The small dimension of the vats permits the separation of the grapes from different vineyards and the two of these hold perfectly the handpicked grapes of each day. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine stayed 15 days in the vats to macerate with the grape skins.
Aging
In 5 and 7 hl French oak tonneau produced by 3 artisan workshops. The use of small barrels of different provenance and made with different techniques make it possible to increase the complexity of the wine and to choose the wood that is best apt for the wine from each vineyard. The barrel ageing finishes with large 15-40 hl Slavonian oak barrels. Before bottling this Brunello has spent time in the unlined concrete tanks. It has not been filtered.
Home ageing 30-40 years and more. Lay the bottles down, in a cold and dark place. Have the corks changed in Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s winery when the level of the wine begins to descend to the shoulder of the bottle (around 2035)
SKU: brunelloprimedonne-2016-colombini Categories: ,

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Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 26 × 16 × 32 cm
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Sommelier's Description

Colour Brilliant ruby red.

The slow rotation in the glass emphasizes its structure and richness.

Scent Complex, deep, fine, recalls ripe red fruits, exotic fruit, the undergrowth, dark hints, like coffee and spices.
Taste Very traditional characters, the solid acidity and tannin structure is practically hidden by the perfect balance, by the silky character of the tannins and the fullness of the fruit expressed with a graceful verticality and a noticeable persistence

Donatella Cinelli Colombini considers the Brunello Prime Donne the flagship for her wineries, the first in Italy with an all female staff. This is a masterpiece wine produced in small amounts.
The idea for this wine was born in 1998 when Donatella noticed that the wine tasters for the Italian wine guides were all men. She decided then to reunite a group of great female wine experts asking them to taste, in a blind tasting, the future Brunello from different barrels, and to choose the one they liked the best. In the beginning, Brunello Prime Donne was a bold challenge, a premium red wine traditionally designed for male consumers that bows to the taste of women. Over the years its success with the consumers and the critics has gone hand in hand with the affirmation of the female gender as a buyer of high-end red wines. Today Brunello Prime Donne is exported to 30 countries around the world and is a symbol of courage, ethical values and a challenge to clichés.

RATINGS

  • 96 Wine Advocate – Robert Parker
  • 96 James Suckling
  • 95 Vinous – Antonio Galloni

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