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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2015
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This is a red wine imageUccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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Wine Advocate 97
"Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera shows real talent when it comes to highlighting vintage variation in his wines. His 2015 Brunello di Montalcino captures the exuberance and the ebullience of this sunny and warm growing season. However, the wine remains orderly, precise and very elegant nonetheless, with a pretty succession of aromas that play cautiously forward, building in intensity along the way. Dried currant and cherry cede to moist earth, rose petal and balsam ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #36763
Shelf at store:47d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 97
"Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera shows real talent when it comes to highlighting vintage variation in his wines. His 2015 Brunello di Montalcino captures the exuberance and the ebullience of this sunny and warm growing season. However, the wine remains orderly, precise and very elegant nonetheless, with a pretty succession of aromas that play cautiously forward, building in intensity along the way. Dried currant and cherry cede to moist earth, rose petal and balsam herb. The wine's medium-weight body is supported by fresh acidity and well-managed tannins (with 36 months of oak aging). All of these moving pieces work in harmony. This Brunello was bottled in July 2019 and released in January 2020. Some 27,866 bottles were released."

Wine Spectator 95
"Savory notes of loamy earth, wild herbs, woodsy underbrush and salt augment the cherry and strawberry fruit in this firmly structured red. Balanced and juicy, with terrific complexity and length. Best from 2022 through 2040. 2,322 cases made, 300 cases imported. BS"

James Suckling 95
"Plenty of earth, tar, spices, dried cherries and red plums here. The tannins have a firm but generous quality to them, providing an abundance of structure to the full-bodied palate. I love the juxtaposition between ripe fruit and tightly webbed texture. Drink from 2023."

The Wine
The Uccelliera estate is located in the warm southern Castelnuovo dellAbate part of the Montalcino zone. Despite his familys long connection to Montalcino, Andrea Cortonesi was only able to buy the Uccelliera property in 1986. His vineyards range from 150 to 350 meters above sea level. The Brunello is aged for 24 months in a mix of French and Slavonian oak.

The Estate
The Uccelliera estate was at once part of neighboring 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 favorites amongst the cognoscenti. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the appellation in Castelnuovo dellAbate, 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. Two hectares adjacent to Ciaccis famous Pianrosso vineyard were recently added to this boutique estate, bringing the total to a mere six hectares. Andrea Cortonesi is tireless in his approach to winemaking, with all vineyard work done exclusively by hand. The wines from this estate regularly sell out; often times even before they even hit our shores! In addition to Brunello, the Rosso is very limited production and features an unusually powerful nose and ripe, rich fruit. Also available is the new Costabate bottling. This 100 Sangiovese is produced from a selection of grapes from three different vineyards with completely different microclimates, and is a pure expression of the Castelnuovo dellAbate terroir. Only 300 magnums produced. Rounding out the lineup is the tiny-production Super Tuscan, Rapace, which is a blend of 70 Sangiovese, 20 Merlot (late harvested), and 10 Cabernet and aged in barrique.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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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 neighboring 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 favorites 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. Two hectares adjacent to Ciacci's famous 'Pianrosso' vineyard were recently added to this boutique estate, bringing the total to a mere six hectares. Andrea Cortonesi is tireless in his approach to winemaking, with all vineyard work done exclusively by hand. The wines from this estate regularly sell out; often times even before they even hit our shores! In addition to Brunello, the Rosso is very limited production and features an unusually powerful nose and ripe, rich fruit. Also available is the new 'Costabate' bottling. This 100% Sangiovese is produced from a selection of grapes from three different vineyards with completely different microclimates, and is a pure expression of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate terroir. Only 300 magnums produced. Rounding out the lineup is the tiny-production Super Tuscan, "Rapace", which is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot (late harvested), and 10% Cabernet and aged in barrique.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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