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2018 Uccelliera Rosso Di MontalcinoBlend from Italy

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"The wines have quickly become cult favorites amongst the cognoscenti. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the appellation in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the soil here is loose ...

  • 93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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About

93

"Luminous dark red. 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."

Product Description:

"The wines have quickly become cult favorites amongst the cognoscenti. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the appellation in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the soil here is loose and stony which when coupled with a warm microclimate gives the wines of Uccelliera a rich and ripe expression, vintage after vintage. Andrea Cortonesi is tireless in his approach to winemaking, with all vineyard work done exclusively by hand. In addition to Brunello, the Rosso di Montalcino is a very limited production and features an unusually powerful nose and ripe, rich fruit. Rounding out the lineup is the tiny-production Super Tuscan, “Rapace”, which is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet and aged in barrique." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 121581
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Rosso di Montalcino
Ratings

93 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box