|Dimensions||26 × 16 × 32 cm|
£37.00 – £222.00 (Price for a single bottle) immediate availabilityCenerentola (Cinderella) like the young girl in the fairytale has two older and richer sisters who get invited to the Prince’s ball while she has to stay at home. The Cenerentola wine belongs to an appellation called Orcia born on February 14th 2000 (Valentine’s Day) between the territories of the Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Orcia region is consequently the youngest, between the “sisters”, that get invited to the tables of prices and kings.
|Designation||Orcia Rosso DOC|
|Grape Types||Sangiovese and Foglia Tonda|
|Bottle Size||75 cl Bottle|
|Grape Harvest||The grapes were handpicked the grape choosing them cluster by cluster. Two successive pickings were necessary to differentiate the best quality.|
Fermentation in 80-100hl temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 15/25 days.
12 months in 5 hl French oak tonneaux and in small barrels.
|Home ageing||10 years. Keep the bottles lying down in a cool dark place|
|Dimensions||26 × 16 × 32 cm|
|Colour||Intense, brilliant ruby red|
|Scent||Particularly fine, deep and complex. Hints of violets joined by nuances of apple, sour cherry, cherries and darker perfumes like pepper, juniper and citrus fruit.|
|Taste||Harmonious but pushy in its juvenile exuberance, the warmth of the alcohol is well balanced by the freshness. The tannins are evident but silky and promise longevity.
The pleasantness in taste lasts at length in the mouth.
The reason for this funny name ids the similarity between the Cinderella fairytale and the Orcia Doc wine region. This appellation was born in 2000 among the high hills between the Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montalcino wine regions. It would seem an adverse situation with two stepsisters who are older and more famous and who get invited to royal banquets, while the young Orcia DOC gets ignored. But this situation is one that also incites to combactivity and creativity. So with a lot of courage and a pinch of magic the Orcia DOC region challenges the sisters. The magic is a Tuscan grape variety abandoned practically a century ago, the Foglia Tonda, that together with Sangiovese forms an intriguing blend: the first is elegant the second is powerful. Donatella Cinelli Colombini, like a fairy in the story focuses on this strange couple and after 15 years perfections the wine. Cultivation of the vines, grape harvest, vinification and barrel ageing. This has been a tough job but the sales are on the up and so are the ratings by the international press: 90/100 and even 93/100. Cenerentola is on its way to become a cult wine different from any other and with a small crown on the label, because, just as in the fairytale, the wine too has its Prince Charming.
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