House Favorite Brunello Estate
Uccelliera on Sale starting at $22.99
Brunello, Riserva, Super Tuscan & Rosso

For many years we have been singing the praises of the Uccelliera estate in the Castelnuovo dell'Abate zone of Montalcino. We visited Andrea Cortonesi there, and tasted firsthand how he 'consistently shows a sense of place. His is a touchstone estate for this specific southern Montalcino microclimate,' according to the Wine Advocate. All of his recent releases below have glowing reviews from James Suckling, Vinous, Wine Spectator, Jeb Dunnuck and Wine Advocate. Starting with the estate's cornerstone : Brunello di Montalcino 2016, rated 96/96+/97 points, only 300 cases came into the USA. If you are a Brunello lover, we advise you order this today. Next up, the 2015 Riserva, rated 96/97+/98 points, has such an expressive, powerful, luxurious style. We bet this is one of Andrea's own personal favorites he has ever raised. Next up, a cool, under-the-radar Super Tuscan called Rapace, made of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak for 18 months. And last but not least, is the Rosso di Montalcino on sale today for an astonishing $22.99/bottle. So drinkable, so delicious, this is de-classified Brunello at its absolute finest.

Cheers! the Murray family


Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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RATED 97 JAMES SUCKLING : '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?'

$84.99    $69.99

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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015

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RATED 98 WINE SPECTATOR AND 97+ WINE ADVOCATE : 'The Uccelliera 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (with 9,600 bottles made) is a great achievement and is among my top favorite wines from Andrea Cortonesi tasted in the 20 or so years I have followed this estate. There is a lot of power here, thanks to that golden Castelnuovo dell'Abate sunshine. This Riserva delivers brawn, dark fruit and muscle, but it does so with sincerity and honesty. You can't help but appreciate the complexity on offer. The wine offers plenty of dark fruit, but you also get licorice, balsam herb and crushed limestone. There is a lot of beauty to admire.'

$199.99    $149.99

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Uccelliera Rapace 2017

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RATED 91 WINE ADVOCATE : 'Uccelliera's 2017 Rapace is the most fruit-forward of the three vintages I tasted in this mini vertical (consisting of 2015, 2016 and 2017). Rapace is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak for 18 months. The wine delivers ripe and dark fruit, with a subtle dusting of crushed mineral that becomes more prominent as the wine takes on air in the glass.' This wine is named Rapace, which is a 'bird of prey' such as an eagle or a hawk, often seen flying over the vineyards.


Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2018

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RATED 93 VINOUS : 'Lively aromas of redcurrant, red licorice, and mint, plus complicating nuances of balsamic oils and violet. Juicy, spicy flavors of red berries and cherries are very deep and pure. In a cooler, low-fat style than usual for this wine, with harmonious acidity nicely extending the flavors on the long juicy and perfumed back end. A declassified Brunello, this is a really outstanding Rosso di Montalcino.'

$27.99    $22.99

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