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Brunello di Montalcino®

Loss of Francesca Cinelli Colombini, the author of Brunello’s success



Francesca Cinelli Colombini was one of the author of the success of Brunello di Montalcino in Italy and in the world. Also known as "the lady of Brunello" and a pioneer of oenology, she contributed with generous dedication to the affirmation and growth of Brunello's identity and quality, elevating to a territorial wine brand through innovative and valuable communication". This is how the President of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, Fabrizio Bindocci, remembers the entrepreneur woman, passed away on Dec 30th 2022 at 92 years old in her home. “We are sure - concludes President Bindocci - that Donatella and Stefano, with their respective companies “Casato Prime Donne” and “Fattoria dei Barbi”, will be able to continue the extraordinary story that began with Francesca Cinelli Colombini”.