Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018

$69.95
15.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WA 94
  • DEC 92
  • JD 96
  • JS 93
  • VIN 94
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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2018, crafted by the skilled winemaker Andrea Cortonesi, captivates the senses with its alluring aromas of ripe black cherries, luscious plums, and hints of earthy walnuts, interlaced with a delicate cedar undertone. This full-bodied wine boasts a dense palate, revealing rich, velvety tannins that harmonize seamlessly with its complex and lingering finish. Carefully selected Sangiovese grapes from the esteemed Brunello di Montalcino region contribute to the creation of this exceptional vintage, showcasing the dedication and expertise of the Uccelliera estate.

Acclaimed by wine critics, this 2018 Brunello di Montalcino receives high praise for its refined and nuanced characteristics. With 94 points from Wine Advocate, it is recognized for its firm structure and textured richness, accompanied by a lingering velvety quality. Awarded 92 points by Decanter, the wine is celebrated for its restrained yet intense style, marked by enticing notes of wood, spice, and a robust core of acidity. Jeb Dunnuck’s 96-point rating highlights the wine’s modern flair, emphasizing its lush yet balanced profile, enveloped in layers of fruity and savory notes, poised for graceful aging. James Suckling, awarding 93 points, commends its creamy texture, delectable fruit notes, and finely grained tannins that culminate in a juicy and satisfying finish. Vinous, awarding 94 points, acknowledges its multifaceted bouquet, luxurious silkiness, and the invigorating blend of fruit and herbal elements, making it a standout Brunello of the vintage.

 

 

 

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Critical Acclaim

WA 94

Wine Advocate

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino opens nicely in the glass, drawing upon more intensity and depth as it does. It shows firm lines and a fleshed-out mouthfeel that encourages plenty of layering and textural richness. That velvety quality is the enduring signature of this estate, one that has achieved consistent results over the years. The only outlier to this pretty portrait is a 15% alcohol content that, although well absorbed by the wine's texture, does risk becoming a distraction.
DEC 92

Decanter

Uccelliera is crafted from multiple plots at varying altitudes and exposures around the town of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. While a bit more restrained and less voluptuous than recent vintages, the 2018 nevertheless remains true to its generous, intense style and it will satisfy those seeking a hearty Brunello full of gusto. Wood-driven notes of vanilla and char dissolve into nutmeg, cinnamon and herbs. There's a touch of macerated fruit on the palate underscored by sweet earth and tobacco. Abundant tannins remain supple and enveloping, while a core of concentrated acidity keeps it all in check through to a very spicy finish.
JD 96

Jeb Dunnuck

A modern slanting wine, the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is lush with wooded spices, smoky cigar box, preserved cherry, sweet tobacco, and dried roses. It is full-bodied on the palate but has a compact structure, with ripe tannins, crunchy fruits, refreshing acidity, and fantastic balance. Notes of fresh sage, dusty earth, and berries are also layered throughout. It has the potential to develop beautifully over the years into the polished leather side. This is a fantastic and sunny wine from a more transparent vintage
JS 93

James Suckling

This is creamy and open with tasty notes of sour cherries, plum stones, roasted nuts, mocha and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins providing a silky frame. Juicy finish.
VIN 94

Vinous

Undeniably pretty and slightly exotic, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino wafts up with a multifaceted bouquet of wild strawberry, fresh mint, balsam herbs, cloves and hints of sweet smoke. This is luxuriously silky and supple, enveloping the palate in ripe wild berry fruits, as a tantalizing inner sweetness and hints of tobacco forms toward the close. Saline-minerals add an almost-crunchy feel through the finish, and while tannic, it doesn't distract at all from the 2018’s graceful nature, yet also energetic, as notes of plum and licorice linger on and on. This is a spectacular Brunello of the vintage

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Sangiovese, Italy's most widely planted grape variety, is the backbone of many of the country's finest red wines. This esteemed grape finds its true home in the picturesque region of Tuscany, where it has been cultivated for generations. While Sangiovese's origins were once shrouded in antiquity, recent research suggests that it may not be as ancient as initially believed. Regardless of its age, Sangiovese has emerged as a grape of remarkable versatility, capable of producing wines that range from everyday enjoyment to profound age-worthy treasures. Sangiovese thrives in central Italy, particularly in Tuscany, where it takes center stage in renowned appellations like Chianti, Chianti Classico, Morellino di Scansano, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The climatic conditions and diverse...Please check Sangiovesse for more information

Winemaker of Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018

Andrea Cortonesi

Andrea Cortonesi

Andrea Cortonesi, born into a family of hardworking sharecroppers, imbibed the values of toil and respect for the land from an early age. Amidst assisting his father in the vineyards, his passion for winemaking burgeoned, nurtured by esteemed mentors in the industry. In 1986, he acquired a farm enriched with ancient olive groves, pastures, and a modest vineyard, marking the genesis of his winemaking journey. Despite initial struggles, he stayed true to his principles, refusing to compromise quality for quantity. Thus, the Voliero label was born, a testament to his commitment to integrity and respect for the terroir. Today, Cortonesi continues to craft exquisite wines, each narrating a distinct tale of Montalcino's rich heritage.
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