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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016

100% Sangiovese. “Andrea Cortonesi reflects the best of the artisan spirit in Montalcino. The Uccelleria wines are rich, layered and beautifully textured.” – Antonio Galloni. 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. 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. Andrea Cortonesi is tireless in his approach to winemaking, with all vineyard work done exclusively by hand and organic. In addition to all of this, 2016 was a legendary vintage for Tuscany, just like Barolo and most of Italy, and you should stock up on as much as possible. Either way, when you want one of the best Brunello's being made today you have to reach for Andrea Cortonesi's Uccelliera.

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$91.00
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SKU: 1105849201600750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sangiovese
Appellation
Brunello di Montalcino
Vinous
96
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino blends richness, ripeness and refinement to create a model of total balance. At first, it’s dark, earthy and herbal; yet with time in the glass, a massive wave of black cherry, raspberry, sage and a grounding note of undergrowth comes forward. In the mouth, it coats all that it touches in silky, cool-toned textures, giving way to ripe red/black fruits complemented by spiced citrus, as nuances of lavender and tobacco form. While this feels round and pliant throughout, fine-grain tannins slowly saturate, sneaking up and reminding you of just how young the 2016 really is today. Hints of baker’s chocolate, licorice and a twang of tart blackberry resonate - wow, does it ever end?" - Eric Guido
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