Il Drago e le 8 Colombe is a masterpiece wine, a type that is often called Super Tuscan because although it doesn’t belong to any appellation is aims at high quality.
This wine, produced in Fattoria del Colle, in the oldest and most intact area of Tuscany, was born to celebrate the only man in Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wineries, her husband Carlo Gardini. These wineries are the first in Italy to be all female staffed, in fact, in a game with symbols, the doves you see on the label, are all the women who work in the winery and the dragon represented is exactly the husband Carlo, always present with his advice and hi passion for great red wines.
The Il Drago e le 8 Colombe was produced for the first time in 2005. At that time there were only 7 doves, and then Valérie Lavigne the consulting wine maker who is professor in the Bordeaux University was added.
The vineyards are cultivated following the organic regime and manually and all the grapes used are grown on the estate: Sangiovese gives elegance, Merlot softness and Sagrantino, a grape variety from Umbria, gives structure. The result is a wine able to age at length and able to excite and give pleasure to those who drink it.