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Donatella Cinelli Colombini Il Drago e le 8 Colombetext

Donatella Cinelli Colombini Il Drago e le 8 Colombe 2019

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyFrom Trequanda’s Fattoria del Colle, at 400m on hills of predominantly limestone and sandstone comes this Supertuscan blend of Sangiovese (60%), and equal parts Merlot, and Sagrantino. This was vinified in stainless before 18 months in large barrels and in 5-7 hl French oak tonneaux. Spiced ripe cherry, fleshy raspberry fills a generous palate, licked with leather, and framed with ample sticky tannins which take this to a baking spiced end. Try with grilled beef / lamb / root veg. The 8 doves on the label represent this groundbreaking female-led winery, while the dragon represents Donatella's ever-present husband and confidant, Carlo.Tasted: 01 June 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Donatella Cinelli ColombiniDistributors: Stile Brands
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Sangiovese Grosso - Merlot - SagrantinoCSPC: 256517UPC: 8026965602747