The Il Drago e le 8 Colombe comes from the first all female staffed winery in Italy: our consultant Valérie Lavigne, the wine makers Barbara Sabrina and Giada, the hospitality and sales staff are all women. There are 8 doves, mentioned in the name together with a dragon, the only man present: Carlo Gardini, husband to Donatella Cinelli Colombini, the owner. He too expresses his passion for fine wines by following the procedures for producing small selections of sweet wines. Il Drago e le 8 Colombe is also born to celebrate men in wine.
This is a “Supertuscan” wine, a “masterpiece “ of a wine IGT Toscana where the varieties are used following creativity and not tradition. In the Il Drago e le 8 Colombe there is a union of, at the end of their ageing, three different varieties: the majority is Sangiovese, prince of Tuscany, that gives the wine elegance, and we have also a part of Merlot that adds pleasantness and of Sagrantino that increases the structure. All the grapes are grown, vinified, aged in barrel, bottles and refined on the estate Fattoria del Colle.
A scarce vintage in quantity but with great quality, 2018 gifts us Il Drago e le 8 Colombe – Supertuscan in a 20th century style, with great aromatic richness.
In the vineyards 2018, began by showing the effects of a spring frost the previous year: the clusters were few and small, right from the beginning.