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"Il Drago e le 8 Colombe" Toscana IGT 2019

90

WS

93

RP

91

JS

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Vintage: 2019
Location: Tuscany, Trequanda (SI)
55
£ 29.00 £ 18.90 -35%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 25.20/lt.)
cod. 00115

Organic and typical

What: From Sangiovese, Merlot and other authorized vines
Why: because it is an extremely democratic wine
Perfect with: Grilled meat and regional dishes

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
AWARDED AWARDED

"Il Drago e le 8 Colombe" Toscana IGT 2019

Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Vintage: 2019
Location: Tuscany, Trequanda (SI)

90

Wine spectator

93

Robert Parker

91

James Suckling


£ 29.00 £ 18.90 -35%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 25.20/lt.)
cod. 00115

Organic and typical

What: From Sangiovese, Merlot and other authorized vines
Why: because it is an extremely democratic wine
Perfect with: Grilled meat and regional dishes

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

"Il Drago e le 8 Colombe" Toscana IGT 2019 - Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Il Drago e le Otto Colombe is an interesting Toscana IGT produced by Donatella Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria del Colle. It is a typical red wine of its land of origin, with the right character to accompany the region’s traditional dishes with real satisfaction. This is the wine to open when a thick Fiorentina steak is slowly cooking on the grill, or when the snack includes a generous sliver of pecorino cheese and a slice of Tuscan bread. It comes from organic vineyards, and is processed by hand, as has been the case for centuries. Only women work in the winery, the doves that give the wine its name and that are reproduced on the label. With them there is also a dragon, Carlo Gardini, Donatella Cinelli Colombini's husband, one of the inspirers of the new experiments. Aged in small oak barrels handcrafted by 4 French cooperages, this red wine is an extremely democratic wine. In the sense that everybody really likes it.

There are women destined to make a difference. One of these is undoubtedly Donatella Cinelli Colombini. A woman of wine, a successful entrepreneur and in some respects the very icon of the most beautiful and noble Tuscany. One that enjoys a long history that is lost in the centuries, made up of great families, great estates and above all excellent wines. In short, the Tuscany that every good wine lover likes. The Donatella Cinelli Colombini Winery, founded in 1998, has two estates: Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda, reacquired in the early 20th century after three hundred years, and Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino, used by Donatella's ancestors for hunting and to bring brides on their honeymoons, and which today can count on an entirely female staff.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeDry Still Red Wine IGT
  • Location Tuscany
  • Grapes Sangiovese 60% Merlot 20% Sagrantino 20%
  • Sensations Intense, shiny ruby red colour. The wine shows its robust structure in the very slow movement in the glass. The bouquet is clean, rich in suggestions, refined in its references to ripe red berries and exotic fruits, with the addition of a spicy component. Full, harmonious, velvety taste. The acidic and tannic structure harmonizes with the richness of the taste that ends in a pleasant mood and lingers long in the mouth.
  • Vinification Vinification in temperature-controlled steel vats. Aged 18 months in large casks and French oak barrels of 5-7 hl.
  • Alcoholic strength 14% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18 °C
  • GlassLarge Balloon / Burgundy
  • When to drink it within 5 years
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain soil with a prevalence of clay and limestone
  • Exposure and altitude South-East
  • Breeding method Spurred cordon
  • Planting density 5000
Awarded
  • Vinous 93
  • Robert Parker 93

    The Il Drago e le 8 Colombe (a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Sagrantino) offers savory earthy sensations that come in part from the Sangiovese and in part from the Sagrantino grape. Those distinctive aromas are softened to a great extent by the Merlot, especially in a classic vintage such as this that allows for each separate variety to show its best side and uniqueness. The bouquet delivers some raw cherry and cassis, but you mostly get intense aromas of tobacco and spice. Pair it with an oven-broiled steak and potatoes.

  • James Sucking 91

    Dark plums and cherries, as well as red berries and spices. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh, vibrant finish. Drink now.

  • Wine Spectator 90

    Though taut and dense, this red is packed with black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors. The ripe core of fruit offsets the solid grip on the earth- and tobacco-tinged finish. Shows a sense of refinement. Drink now through 2028. 

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