Thursday, September 19
$85* per person *plus tax and service charge
5 courses with wine pairings, plus access to purchase bottles for home cellaring.
Call 414-312-8968 to book today. Space is limited.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini owns two wineries, one in Montalcino and one in Trequanda in the Chianti and DOC Orcia regions. Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino is a property of 40 hectares of which 16 hectares include Sangiovese vineyards and the winery and cellar. At Donatella Cinelli Colombini all the vintners are women, including the head winemaker, which is a unique situation in Italy and a beacon of progress for women in the wine business there.
In the vineyard, Donatella Cinelli Colombini has been cultivating her grapes with organic methods since 2014 and will soon be receiving organic certification. In addition, she has made some recent upgrades at the winery including the use of cement tanks for fermentation. Instead of barriques in the cellar, Donatella Cinelli Colombini chooses to age her Brunello for at least two years in 500-litre tonneaux and then decants the wine into casks of 15 hl for further aging. Finally the wine will rest in bottle, which is essential for developing aromatic fullness. The distinctive element of Donatella’s wines is their elegance: red harmonies that are able to last throughout time.
Violante Gardini, is daughter of Carlo Gardini and Donatella Cinelli Colombini
In the past few years Violante has been present on the estate welcoming guests at the reception of the “Fattoria del Colle" country inn in Trequanda and guiding visitors in their tours of both Fattoria del Colle and of Casato Prime Donne, the other family estate.