Region: Chianti, Tuscany
Donatella Cinelli Colombini is something of a vineyard revolutionary, having opened Italy’s first winery run solely by women. The Fattoria del Colle Estate produces Chianti Superiore, DOC Orcia wines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and has been owned by Donatella Cinelli Colombini since 1998. The altitude of the Estate, which sits some 400m above sea level, and the variances in daytime and nighttime temperatures imparts a particular richness and aromatic nuance to the wines it produces as they tend to be intense, complex and particularly fine. This wine comes Sangiovese vineyards which surround the villa at Fattoria del Colle, which is south of Chianti in Tuscany, Central Italy.
The wine is a dark, ruby-red colour and has an intense aroma of cherries and violets. The palate is balanced with dry, yet soft tannins and a warm, lingering finish.