The DOC Orcia wine region was created in 2000 in Tuscany between the Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile regions. There are similarities between the wine and the young woman in the fairy tale: both have two stepsisters, more famous and richer than them, and in the case of the Cenerentola DOC Orcia they are two neighboring wine regions for the Brunello and Nobile wines. To produce the Cenerentola wine, Sangiovese and Foglia Tonda grapes are used, and the latter is an old indigenous variety that was abandoned about a century ago and then rediscovered by Donatella.
Made with 65% Sangiovese and 35% Foglia Tonda, this opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, cedar, leather and a whiff of Mediterranean scrub. The savory balanced palate offers ripe blackberry, licorice, cocoa and star anise alongside polished tannins.