Brunello di Montalcino "Riserva", Uccelliera, Tuscany, IT, 2015

$175.95 Excl. tax

JS: 97 This is really beautiful with complex black cherry, berry, walnut and dark chocolate. Some mushroom and smoke. Its tight and reserved with polished tannins and wonderful balance and finesse. Persistent and intense

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.

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