We cannot say enough about the excellent wines that come from Uccelliera. It is a very small producer in the Montalcino zone of Tuscany, but regarded as one of the best and definitely a store favorite every year. Andrea Cortonesi, owner and winemaker, excels at letting the Sangiovese fruit take center stage while still producing a powerful, elegant and complex wine. His Brunello (aka Sangiovese) wines are built to age, but also drink well at a young age because of their expressiveness.
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino opens with an alluring bouquet that showcases dark red fruits, sweet florals, dusty earth and a hint of animal musk. On the palate, I find a soft, enveloping expression, displaying ripe red and black fruits, which seem to hover on the senses, as a mix of spices, saline-minerals and zesty acids saturate the senses. The finish is long, spicy, yet also wonderfully fresh, with hints of fine tannin gently tugging at the senses. The 2015 Uccelliera Brunello is already so easy to like, making good use of the sunny nature of the vintage, yet with all the raw ingredients for medium-term cellaring. Tasted twice with consistent results." 96 pts Vinous