2015 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino SKU #1299738

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K&L Notes

Uccelleria's Rosso di Montalcino is a great early drinking red picked from the youngest Brunello vineyards--perfect for those who love Brunello but don't want to wait for it to mature (or fork over the clams for it). The Sangiovese grapes were grown at vineyards in Castelnuovo dell'Abate at elevations up to 1200 feet. Velvety, fruity and balanced, it is a great companion to tomato-sauced pastas and prosciutto-focused hors d'oeuvres.

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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    8/21/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is not only an impressive Rosso but also one of the best 2015s I've tasted. Andrea Cortonesi really captures the vintage with this complex, full-bodied Sangiovese. It's so good, in fact, that it might be mistaken for a great Brunello in a lesser vintage. The Uccelliera Rosso offers concentrated fruit and deftly integrated tannins and acidity. A truly outstanding wine.
  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    7/18/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Another one of these awesome Rossos that's reinvigorating my interest in Montalcino. Bold savory nose of spice, slightly smokiness, and distinctly old school character without being unapproachable. This is old school in a way that almost anyone could appreciate. It very generous and lively on the palate and finishes long and quite clean considering the striking savory quality on nose. Stupendous stuff, which serious buyers should be trying to buy by the case.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    5/23/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of this wine is smoky, savory, umami driven and reminds me a lot of the aromas from the 2010 vintage and they were heavenly. It isn’t as if there is a lack of fruit it’s just that it’s not that ebullient California fruity forwardness. The fruit in this wine is part of that savory nose it’s just integrated, the wild cherry aromatics are less like a bowl of Jell-O they’re more like that pungent, earthy, aromatic, dried cherries can give, concentrated but not “fruity”. On the palate you sense this is Sangiovese immediately, the long axis that gives wines from Montalcino that great length and lift. There is no sense of sweetness on your tongue but you can feel the movement, that electric vibrancy driving the flavors and the supple texture. The finish is very well balanced, complex and persistent. This is a wine that is really drinkable now, but I always like to decant Sangiovese for an hour or two, it opens an expressive option. This wine will age very well, 10-15 years from the vintage opening, gaining complexity.
    Drink from 2017 to 2026

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