Uccelliera, Brunello di Montalcino 2013Regular price $68.00 Save $-68.00
Andrea Cortonesi is the identity behind the Uccelliera wines. The story behind the estate deserves further attention. It begins with the Uccelliara wines as part of the Ciacci Piccolomoni estate, which is also located in Montalcino. After perfecting his technique as the cellar master at Ciacci, Andrea made the natural move to purchase the Uccelliara property in order to forge his own path. His first vintage was a small, but mighty 500 bottles in 1991. Then he grew. His vines are tucked away in the hills of Castelnuovo dell’Abate in Montalcino. Andrea does not pull any shortcuts; all vineyard work is done by hand only and the wines are among the cult classics of Tuscany.
With this Brunello di Montalcino, the 100% Sangiovese is aged for 24 months in a mixture of Slavonian and French oak. It will bottle age for at least another six months before its release. This bottle will only up well now, but has incredible potential for more cellar time.