Donatella Cinelli Colombini ‘IOsonoDONATELLA’ Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

To commemorate Montalcino’s incredible 2010 vintage, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, also known as “The Lady of Brunello” released “IOsonoDONATELLA,” translated as I am Donatella, to celebrate what she thought was the best wine she had made. Produced in exceptional vintages only, Donatella chooses one barrel which best interprets the vintage. Of the 660 bottles produced in the 2010 vintage, our initial allocation for all of Ontario was just 60 bottles. We sold out in under 24 hours, unable to meet demand from our clients. We were granted another 30 bottles, which also sold within hours. After pleading for even more, we finally received 15 additional bottles, along with an email from Donatella’s daughter Violante, “Please stop selling this wine!” which as you can imagine, never happens. And yes, Ontario received and quickly sold through one sixth of her total production of 2010.

For the 2013 vintage, we have secured 90 of the 660 bottles produced, and have already been told (very nicely) that we cannot have any more. Needless to say, we don’t expect to have this wine for very long. The wine will leave Italy before the holidays, and is expected to arrive in Ontario in early 2019.

To quote Donatella’s press release for the 2010 vintage:

Dear friends,

Let me present you IOsonoDONATELLA, a dream come true: the best Brunello I have ever produced, and that contains everything about my life. It is the product of a lengthy job that began years ago, when with determination and courage, I began the path that has taken me to produce great wines. All of this is represented in the precious bottle with a shiny vortex of stars that leads to the gold leaf crest that I have chosen for my wines.

IOsonoDONATELLA is a masterpiece of a Brunello that will only be produced in great years. I have desired celebrating the 2010 vintage, highly acclaimed the whole world over, with a rare and precious wine studied in every detail, inside and out. You will be able to choose between two types of packaging, a single cardboard or wooden box will enclose in an elegant but traditional way this prestigious bottle.

From the beginning of December, you can follow the hashtag #iosonodonatellathat will contain all the images of the wine and not only. We will be more than happy to accept all contributions connected to this name, as if to say to all the “Donatella” the world over “Let’s unite , the creator of the best image will receive a bottle of this precious Brunello. Only 600 bottles will be available, and these will be rationed among wine lovers all over the world. Christmas is near, so to book your bottles to give to your best clients. The girls are at your disposal but do be quick…it is a limited edition after all!

With my very best regards,
Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Each bottle is individually wrapped in tissue and tied at the top, as per the image below, and available in two case configurations:

  • Single bottle case @ $334.95 per bottle (1/cs)
  • Wooden six pack @ $289.95 per bottle (6/cs)
Prices do not include HST, bottle deposit or delivery. Total production was 660 bottles, and the allocation for Ontario is 90 bottles. We expect the wine to arrive early 2019.
Please let me know if you are interested.


Bernard Stramwasser

Le Sommelier
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