Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino belonged to Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors already at the end of 16th century and during the last hundred years it has been passed from mother to daughter and from the present owner it will go to her daughter Violante.
It is the first winery in Italy to be all female staffed. In the cellar one finds barrels, frescoes regarding the history of Montalcino and music. Guests can have immersive experiences with wine and hike through the organic vineyards where there are also works of art and inscriptions dedicated to women.
BRUNELLO EXPERIENCE – 1h – € 31,50pp
experience with Brunello and not only
In the Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino there are not only barrels and fermentation tanks but also images and videos regarding the history and traditions of Montalcino.
The organic Sangiovese vineyards show not only vines but also the quotes by special women and contemporary art installations, such as the Brunello Calendar that illustrates the stars attributed to each Brunello vintage, the Modernacolo created for Carla Fendi, Carlotta Parisi’s wheelbarrows…..
For this reason a visit to Casato Prime Donne differs from any other winery, and the itinerant tasting helps to make the trail rich in sensations and emotions.
Rosso, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva. The second and third wine are accompanied by diced bread and pecorino cheese.
The experience allows visitors to see where the wines vinify and age in barrel, the Sangiovese organic vineyards and the contemporary art. The explanations introduce guests to the history of Montalcino and the secrets of the production of Brunello.
WINE AND MUSIC TASTING – 1h – € 35,50pp
for those who have already seen other wineries and wants something different
Itinerant tasting of 4 wines matched with 4 different pieces of music all chosen by Igor Vazzaz, musician and sommelier.
A particular role that has been attributed to the 4 theatres which will house the same number of stations for this experience: the wine shop, the fermentation area, the cellars where the barrels are kept, and the tasting hall where together with the Vin Santo del Chianti one tastes also typical Sienese biscuits.
The music, the wines, and the places create intense emotions. In the new fermentation room there is a show with painted images, sounds and voices expressing the most authentic spirit of Montalcino
THE SOUL OF SANGIOVESE – 1h – € 48,50pp
Private tour for wine lovers who want to be “pampered” in the cellar
Visit to the production and aging cellar (with barrel tasting of a young Brunello), followed by tasting in the Ilda Bartoloni Room, Rosso di Montalcino, preview of the Brunello which will soon be put on sale, accompanied Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva from pieces of bread and dried sausage.
The experience allows you to see the organic Sangiovese vineyards and the artistic installations such as the stars of the Brunello harvests, the Corten gate created by Elisa Boldi, the frame for taking selfies….
The guide explains to guests the history of Montalcino and information on the production of Montalcino wines.
Following, without a guide, the possibility of trekking in the Brunello vineyards
Località Casato 17, Montalcino (SI)
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