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Donatella Cinelli Colombini - Casato Prime Donne

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Progetto Prime Donne

    • Description :

      Casato Prime Donne is the only winery in Italy with an all-female staff. The Prime Donne Brunello is the top red wine. Four highly qualified women, including English Master of Wine, Maureen Ashley, meet twice a year to decide the future Brunello Prime Donne. The wine undergoes regular vinification for 15 days with both pumping over and delestages. The wine is aged in small 5-7 hl barrels for the first year, later in 15 hl barrels, and finally in 30-40 hl barrels. The oak stems from forests in the Massif Central.

      Grape varieties :

      Sangiovese Grosso

      Altitude :

      225m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      20 year old

      Grape yield :

      4 tons per hectare

      Exposure :

      South, Southeast

      Soil :

      Pliocene (sedimentary rock) and clay

      Alcohol :

      14%

      Tasting notes :

      Intense and deep ruby-red color. A red berry bouquet with hints of vanilla and earth. A richness of fruit and herbs on the palate with complex tannins that leave your mouth clean and ready for more. Powerful yet elegant and complex, with a long wonderful finish...like a true lady.

Press Notes

  • Decanter
    • 2012
      94 points
  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2016
      96 points
    • 2015, 2013
      95 points
    • 2012
      94+ points
    • 2011
      91 points
    • 2010
      93 points
  • Wine Spectator
    • 2016
      94 points
    • 2012, 2011
      93 points
    • 2010
      96 points
  • James Suckling
    • 2016
      96 points
    • 2015
      94 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2016
      95 points
    • 2015
      92+ points
    • 2013
      94+ points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    • 2015
      92 points
    • 2013
      95 points
    • 2011
      94 points
  • Wine & Spirits
    • 2015
      93 points
    • 2013
      92 points
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