The Brunello Prime Donne selection owes its exceptionality to the Sangiovese grapes from which it is made, it is able to produce long lasting, deep and complex wines, that are very elegant and with a great harmony.
It was produced for the first time with the 1993 vintage and it is a traditional style Brunello, produced in a small exclusive selection of bottles at the all-female staffed Casato Prime Donne Winery in Montalcino.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini begun to create her new estate in 1998 and after receiving a quantity of Brunello from her family, she needed a cellar master. She called the Enology School in Siena, asking for a good student to hire but they answered that a cellar master had to be booked years in advance. They mentioned, however, that they had many female cellar masters available, since no important winery wanted to employ them.
This is how the Prime Donne project was born, to which this wine refers. A tasting panel composed of four female tasters: Rosemary George the English Master of Wine, the German wine expert Astrid Schwarz, one of the best Italian sommeliers and teachers Daniela Scrobogna and the Swedish Master of Wine Madeleine Stenwreth, select and choose where and for how long to age the wine in barrel.
In the beginning, Brunello Prime Donne was a bold challenge, but during the years this premium red wine has obtained excellent results from the critics and consumers all over the world.