Bubbles of Sangiovese

The deep concentrated Sangiovese grape, known for its high tannins and acidity with flavors of red fruits that is so notably associated with some of Tuscany’s most esteemed wines like Chianti DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, has taken on a new twist… or should we say sparkle. 

Fattoria del Colle presents Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Spumante Brut Rosé Metodo Classico sparkling wine – a Sangiovese enriched with bubbles for an exclusive production of just 1433 bottles.

This is a classic method sparkler with a Tuscan signature. Made from pure Sangiovese grapes, it was created to be the ideal accompaniment to the prized white truffle of Crete Senesi, an area just south of Siena known for the production of spectacular white truffles. The combination of this unique bubbly and this local truffle make a play on elegance and taste that is altogether sublime.

A Great Inspiration

“It is a great sparkling wine for the whole meal, an exclusive excellence designed for lovers of Tuscany and of the most extraordinary fruits of the earth such as the white truffle of Crete Senesi,” explains Donatella Cinelli Colombini. “Demanding wine lovers, always eager for something new, will discover a wine with great personality and finesse – a small exclusive series that aims high.”

This Brut Rosé Metodo Classico is aged for a long time and combines the typical freshness of Italian sparkling wines with the intensity of taste produced by the bubbles. Donatella Cinelli Colombini worked three years for this result, preparing a Sangiovese vineyard with characteristics and a harvesting method distinct from those used for classic Tuscan reds. It was so different that she remembered, “When Josef Reiterer told me to produce more grapes it was a shock for me,” she says referring to the creator of sparkling wines Arunda, the Alto Adige winery 1,200 meters above sea level, that supported her throughout the project as a consultant.

The creation of Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Brut Rosé Metodo Classico also meant building a new dark, cold (12°C) room in the cellar of Fattoria del Colle explicitly for placing the bottles of bubbly in traditional pupitres, where remuage is done by hand every day by the cellarers of this first Italian winery with an all-female staff.

Elegant to the Smallest Detail

So carefully executed is this sparkling wine that even the packaging has a touch of art with a label designed by Alessandro Grazi, Tuscan Sienese painter of international fame. From the Pienza canvas in the texture of the label to the ecological coiffe, up to the capsule with the traditional dove symbol of Donatella Cinelli Colombini, and the silkscreen printed box, every detail has been thought of for a demanding public, refined and eager for small exclusive jewels.

Characteristics – Spumante Brut Rosé Metodo Classico

The result is a Sangiovese with nectar with a bright antique pink color, a fine and persistent perlage, and a complex nose that combines bread crust and sweet pastry with fruity aromas reminiscent of peach and tropical fruit. The taste is crisp, dry, well-balanced, and intense, with a long sapid finish. Indeed, its ideal match is tagliolini with truffle, however, Brut Rosé Metodo Classico is also well-suited for pairing with aperitifs, savory pastries, and the subtle flavors of delicate dishes.


Bubbles of Sangiovese

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