The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2016 is considered one of the best harvests in the last century. In the wonderful 2016 harvest, 5 stars, in the vineyards at Casato Prime Donne, the vegetative cycle of the vines – from the budding to the harvest – was longer than usual, this gave birth to well balanced grapes and deep Brunello wines, and they are satisfying, refined and suitable for long aging.
Casato Prime Donne is a property of 40 hectares of which almost half are vineyards of Sangiovese variety. The cultivation is organic, certified since 2018. Donatella Cinelli Colombini‘s estate already belonged to her ancestors in 1592. It is located in the northern area of Montalcino where the climate is cooler and the soils are colder and rich in clays.
Cultivation and harvesting are manual. Shortly before full ripening, the grapes are tasted to divide the vineyards into small parcels with homogeneous characters and to decide the harvest calendar. The area with the greatest qualitative potential is destined to the production of Brunello Riserva.
10.500 bottles of this authentic masterpiece has been produced with a bright ruby red colour and a complex and fine aroma. It is extremely harmonious, concentrated and long at taste with an elegance that satisfies with silky tannins and persists at length.