We have a few bottles left of this fantastic effort from one of our favorite addresses for Brunello. These are incredible wines and are as good as it gets in our opinion, for Montalcino without an astronomical price tag. 2015 is an excellent vintage for Tuscany and Uccelliera is at the top of our list for the vintage.
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When we visited Montalcino a couple of years ago, and Uccelliera was our favorite visit. We tasted through all their wines accompanied by salami, bread, and cheese. The wines across the range were fantastic. Andrea Cortonesi and his wife were excellent hosts. Andrea was once the cellar master at Ciacci, and Uccelliera was one of the many estates owned by Ciacci. In 1986 after the owner of Ciacci had died and left the estate to his wine-maker, Andrea was able to purchase the Uccelliera estate from his friend and former employer. His first vintage was 1991, and he produced only a mere 500 bottles. Since then, he has honed his wine-making skills, and he and his wife embody the generous Italian spirit, just like their wines do! Super people and great wines, there is nothing better in our book!
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 97 pts! "Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera shows real talent when it comes to highlighting vintage variation in his wines. His 2015 Brunello di Montalcino captures the exuberance and the ebullience of this sunny and warm growing season. However, the wine remains orderly, precise and very elegant nonetheless, with a pretty succession of aromas that play cautiously forward, building in intensity along the way. Dried currant and cherry cede to moist earth, rose petal and balsam herb. The wine's medium-weight body is supported by fresh acidity and well-managed tannins (with 36 months of oak aging). All of these moving pieces work in harmony. This Brunello was bottled in July 2019 and released in January 2020. Some 27,866 bottles were released."
Vinous (Eric Guido) 96 points! "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."