IOsonoDONATELLA is a masterpiece, something rare and exclusive, where the Tuscan wine producer has included her dreams and her history
IOsonoDonatella is a small production of only 1.000 bottles, made exclusively in the best vintages, created by Donatella Cinelli Colombini for wine lovers who, like her, love Brunello of great elegance and harmony. An exclusive “fine wine” apt to be gifted and for special occasions.
“I have always dreamt of producing a wine perfectly harmonic like this” says Donatella Cinelli Colombini presenting us with the Brunello 2013 to which she has wanted to give her name IOsonoDONATELLA “a unique wine with silky tannins and an inebriating aroma of small ripe red berries. A potent wine that will last for decades, but also very pleasant for those who decide to drink it today“.
It is made on the northern slope of Montalcino, from the grapes of a small vineyard called Ardita, in a splendid sunny area. Here in the Casato Prime Donne winery it has aged for nearly three years in 5-7 hl oak casks, these are handmade by 4 French artisan workshops. The barrels containing this Brunello have red ceramic hearts on them so that everybody, especially the cellar staff, cosset them and so that there is no mixing with wine from the other barrels. Before going into bottle the wine stayed six months in a bare concrete egg shaped vat to oxygenate and get even more velvety. A small touch of elegance but also a return to the past and to old Tuscan traditions going back at least 500 years.
The packaging of IOsonoDONATELLA tells the personal story of Donatella Cinelli Colombini. The glass bottle is covered with stars, and in the centre, they become a ring with inside a gold coat of arms. Donatella as a young woman studied medieval jewels and also stamps inserted in rings. In the splendid box the contains the bottle and opens like a flower, there are many references to local history, the pattern on the outside represents in fact Pienza cloth, that is well visible in the Maestà (1311) by Duccio di Buoninsegna.
There are no ratings. 1000 bottles are too few to send them to wine critics. It is something rare and precious that Donatella has decided to dedicate only to friends and clients with whom she wishes to continue her path in quality production.