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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG by Uccelliera 2014

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

by Uccelliera 2014

Producer : Uccelliera

Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"The 2014 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino is a simply fabulous effort in this vintage. It begins with inviting aromas of dried cherries and wild berries which are laced with leather, dried florals, minerals with hints of eucalyptus, orange rind andspices which all develop beautifully. It goes on to impress with its medium-plus body and gorgeous silky tannins that beautifully caress the palate. Displaying outstanding balance and finesse this goes on to throughly impress all the way through the lingering finish. This is drinking remarkably well even ay this early stage and should go on to evolve nicely with some bottle age. A magical effort from Andrea Cortonesi, who has who certainly excelled in making a wonderful wine in this extremely difficult vintage."

94 points - International Wine Report, Feb 2019

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Uccelliera
Region Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2014
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $594.00

The Producer

Uccelliera

'Andrea Cortonesi reflects the best of the artisan spirit in Montalcino. The Uccelleria wines are rich, layered and beautifully textured.' – Antonio Galloni

'Without a shadow of a doubt, Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera lands high on my list of favorite Brunello di Montalcino producers.'” – The Wine Advocate

The Uccelliera estate was at once part of neighbouring Ciacci Piccolomini until 1986, when winemaker Andrea Cortonesi purchased it from his friends and former employers. After refining his trade as cellar master for Ciacci, Andrea ventured out on his own with the formation of Uccelliera. His first vintage was 1991 with the production of a mere 500 bottles!

The wines have quickly become cult favourites amongst the cognoscenti. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the appellation in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the soil here is loose and stony which when coupled with a warm microclimate gives the wines of Uccelliera a rich and ripe expression, vintage after vintage. Andrea Cortonesi is tireless in his approach to winemaking, with all vineyard work done exclusively by hand. In addition to Brunello, the Rosso di Montalcino is a very limited production and features an unusually powerful nose and ripe, rich fruit. Rounding out the lineup is the tiny-production Super Tuscan, 'Rapace', which is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet and aged in barrique.

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