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Donatella Cinelli Colombini - Fattoria del Colle

Il Drago e le Otto Colombe IGT Toscana

    • Description :

      Donatella Cinelli Colombini's all-female wineries dedicate this wine to one man: the agronomist. He is the dragon that is portrayed on the label, while the doves who surround him are the seven women who work with him in the winery. A very technical vinification process is performed starting with dry ice to lower the temperature of the grapes when they arrive at the winery. The destemming and crushing processes are done simultaneously to enhance the extraction of polyphenols. The wine ages for 18 months in French oak barrels.

      Grape varieties :

      60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 20% Sagrantino

      Altitude :

      400m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      15 years old

      Grape yield :

      6 tons per hectare

      Exposure :

      South, Southeast

      Soil :

      Calcareous clay

      Alcohol :

      14.5%

      Tasting notes :

      Black cherry, plum, tar and mineral flavors are the hallmarks of this solid yet fresh red. The tannins coat the gums, but this shows balance and fruit.

Press Notes

  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2016
      93 points
    • 2015
      92 points
  • Wine Spectator
    • 2016, 2014
      90 points
  • James Suckling
    • 2015, 2013
      92 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2016
      93 points
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