The Casato Prime Donne winery belonged to Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors already at the end of the 16th century when
they were paying taxes for the cultivation of the land. It was used as a hunting lodge and for honeymoons, and for 4 centuries it
has never been sold but has been passed down from one generation to another.
Since 1998 it is the first Italian winery to be staffed only by women: the cellar staff, the sales staff and the reception staff all are
girls. The Casato Prime Donne wines are exported into 34 nations around the world and receive excellent ratings from wine critics
all over the world.
This Brunello comes from 16 hectares of vineyard – pruning, cleaning, tying green harvest and harvest – all done by a team of 8
expert grape growers. Casato Prime Donne is on the northern slope of Montalcino, the cooler area that has had the most benefits
from the surrounding the winery where only Sangiovese is grown. The vines are reared, pruned tied harvested all manually by a
team of 8 expert grape growers. Casato Prime Donne is on the northern slope of Montalcino the cooler area that has had most
benefits thanks to the global warming and particularly in the hot dry vintages such as 2012, is where absolute excellence is
created. In the Brunello territory the 2012 vintage is considered a top year with 5 stars.
100% Sangiovese (Brunello)
Period of harvest:
From.September 12Th to 25TH The clusters were carefully chosen and handpicked in the vineyard and there was a selection of the best grapes in the cellar. The clusters were small, loose and with individual grapes smaller than usual
In truncated cone vats open on top in the outdoor fermentation area. The vinification was much more regular than usual and the temperatures stayed moderate spontaneously
First year in 5-7 hl French oak tonneaux made by small prestigious workshops, that cut following the natural wood line. Successively the wine is aged in 15-40 hl Allier and Slavonia oak casks
Intense and brilliant ruby red, the richness of the wine is revealed in the slow way the wine rotates in the glass
Fine, complex, with hints of red fruits and spices. The later are due to the barrel ageing
Harmonious, intense, deep, complex and pleasantly satisfying, full, very long lasting
Important meat dishes and aged cheeses.