Uccelliera, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015Regular price $158.00 Save $-158.00
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.
Just 800 cases of the Uccelliera Riserva Brunello are produced each year. The vines were first planted in 1975, making for old vines by the standards of Montalcino. This wine’s journey after harvest is a lengthy one, beginning with a 20-25 day maceration. The wine ages in French and Slavonian oak for 36-42 months before resting another 18 months in bottle prior to release. This Riserva is one meant for the cellar