• Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2017

      Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2017

      Intense, very dense bouquet of blackberries and black currants. Clear and juicy on the palate, harmonious with plenty of fresh fruit, underpinned by grippy tannin with beautiful acid reader. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Precise and fresh, driven by sweet red fruits with a mineral edge. Pretty wine, with a long and savoury finish." Decanter

      "The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is a simple and straightforward wine that goes into wood for six months and into bottle for another four months before it hits the market. You get great value with a wine like this, which offers pristine primary fruit followed by grilled herb and moist potting soil. In all, you get all the best qualities of stripped down Sangiovese produced in a warm vintage. However, don't underestimate the wine's structure, because you do feel those integrated tannins at the back. The fruit is cheerful and bright." Robert Parker

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      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Decanter :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 8 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 73 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982217 ·  0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Rapace" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Rapace” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      Rapace - a great blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet - exudes a spicy fragrance of dark red berries. Hearty and rich taste, with a fine balance of soft tannins and a pleasant acid wire. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A fresh and clean red with cherry, strawberry and light vanilla character. Medium body. Crisp finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982316 · 0,75 l · 36,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,20 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

      In the Bouquet beautiful primary fruits like cherry and blackberry, as well as cinnamon, spices and a smoky note. Very rich and complex on the palate, fleshy, with hints of dried spices and smoked ham. A persistent wine with beautiful depth and length, which already today gives a lot of pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of ripe dark cherry and spicy underbrush. Remarkably big and round, exuding notes of coffee, tobacco, ripe, sweet dark cherry and herbs; very enjoyable and very ripe, with greater definition and precision than many 2014 Brunellos from the southern reaches of the denomination." Antonio Galloni

      "Dry-wood and floral aromas with a wealth of red cherries. On the palate there’s a smooth array of bright red berries, delivered on nutty, supple and even-paced tannins." James Suckling

      "The Uccelliera 2014 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits the elegant and delicate side of this mighty Tuscan appellation. This vintage is characterized by mid-weight wines that are thinner in structure and less impactful in terms of overall intensity. However, there is a good argument to make that this softer approach is especially well-suited to a wine like Brunello that is never shy in terms of power. The vintage conditions in 2014 hold the wine back just a tad, and that restraint is welcome. From one of my absolute favorite Brunello producers, this wine is elegant and fine with bright fruit tones followed by sour cherry, licorice and dried rose bud." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982114 · 0,75 l · 55,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      41,82 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

      For us Uccelliera has been among the TOP10 of the Brunello scene for years. The 2011 edition of the Brunello also inspires us with its balance and noblesse and impressively confirms its leading position. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Menthol, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors highlight this juicy red. Nicely framed by dusty tannins that emerge on the finish, this is balanced and long overall." Wine Spectator

      "Loads of fruit, with dried berry, tar, and meat. Full body with firm, silky tannins. Very flavorful. Decadent and rich. Powerful for the vintage. I like this as much as the 2010." James Suckling

      "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive level of richness and density that starts with a long succession of black fruit aromas, dried cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. There are evident hints of the warm vintage that become apparent thanks to the blackness of the fruit and the general softness of the aromas. The wine's texture is yielding and dense with extra layers of plump fruit and chewy richness." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,63 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 54 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982111 · 0,75 l · 58,36 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      43,77 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Cherries and spices in the vibrant bouquet, rounded off with hints of granite and menthol. On the palate, much dark fruit, great suppleness, silky tannins and remarkable balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is exotic yet chilled with a red fruit character overlaid with fresh flowers on the nose. Smoky. Medium to full body, firm yet lightly polished. Lovely fruit and subtly refined. Layered. Extremely fine and pretty." James Suckling

      "I never have enough praise for the excellent work achieved at Uccelliera. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is another proud notch in Andrea Cortonesi's belt. This is a fine and elegant wine that wraps smoothly over the palate. It also has an immediate and accessible personality that means you don't need to wait too long to enjoy it. The wine is redolent of dark fruit, spice, balsam herb, licorice and pressed flowers. You get loads of variety character." Robert Parker

      "A mix of sweet cherry and berry fruit and salty licorice and mineral elements mark this savory red, which is firm yet lively, with plenty of energy on the resonant aftertaste. Fine balance overall." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982113 · 0,75 l · 59,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      44,74 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Here comes one of the proudest Brunello of the top vintage 2015: Wonderful and rich the dose of primary fruit like cherry and blackberry, flanked by well-dosed hints of oak wood, wild herbs, cinnamon and dark smoke. This Brunello maintains its high pace from start to finish, it is generous, concentrated, firm and fleshy on the palate, leading to a complex, phenomenal final. This red wine will develop its full flowering in the coming years, it is undoubtedly one of the great wines of this vintage! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, glistening garnet red. Attractive nose with notes of plums, wild raspberry, plus some leather and liquorice. On the palate much present, ripe fruit, opens with handy tannin, hearty and spicy. Falstaff

      "Plenty of earth, tar, spices, dried cherries and red plums here. The tannins have a firm but generous quality to them, providing an abundance of structure to the full-bodied palate. I love the juxtaposition between ripe fruit and tightly webbed texture." James Suckling

      "Savory notes of loamy earth, wild herbs, woodsy underbrush and salt augment the cherry and strawberry fruit in this firmly structured red. Balanced and juicy, with terrific complexity and length." Wine Spectator

      "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." Vinous

      "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." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982115 · 0,75 l · 75,25 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      56,44 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012

      Fantastic bouquet, clear and fruity with cherries, elderberries and blackberries. Also on the palate very fresh, compact, multi-layered, with firm tannin and firm pressure. A Riserva full of elegance and class. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby with bright bricky tinges. Deep, ripe nose with earthy dried-cherry notes. A touch of tar and then mouth-filling fruit supported by lashes of grainy tannins. Impressive depth and length. While this is firmly in the dried-fruit spectrum, it still is complex, although I wonder what its life span will be." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark and brooding Sangiovese that flaunts its depth, sophistication and balanced weight. The fruit is thick and powerful, and the wine's textural richness is polished and beautiful. The wine goes through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and then ages in both small and large oak vessels for three years. Only 7,000 bottles were made." Robert Parker

      "Some rather brash spicy oak aromas sit across ripe dark cherries and leafy nuances. The palate has a smooth and even-paced feel to it. Good depth of ripe dark cherry flavors. A really long and succulent finish. This has much to offer." James Suckling

      "Offers a balance of cherry and berry fruit, savory wild herb and balsamic notes and leather and tobacco details, all matched to a firm, harmonious structure. Juicy, building to a long, energetic finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,77 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982412 · 0,75 l · 168,84 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      126,63 €
    • "Costabate" Sangiovese di Toscana IGT 2012 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Costabate” Sangiovese di Toscana IGT 2012 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Costabate is a matter close to Andrea Corteonesi's heart and comes only in the best years and then in just 500 magnum bottles to the selected specialist trade and the top gastronomy. This exceptional wine is vinified in barrique barrels of over 300 year old oaks.

      This wine is made from a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes from the vineyards of Uccelliera. These are located at three different altitudes and thus different microclimates. It is an expression of the unique terroir around Castelnuovo dell'Abate and is exactly like a Brunello declassified as IGT. Bright ruby. Then black fruits, some tar, teryaki notes and exotic spices. Fine-grained tannin and an almost inexhaustible complexity lead the wine connoisseur into new areas of experience. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982612 · 1,5 l · 161,81 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      242,72 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012 <br> 6 Bottles in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Fantastic bouquet, clear and fruity with cherries, elderberries and blackberries. Also on the palate very fresh, compact, multi-layered, with firm tannin and firm pressure. A Riserva full of elegance and class. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby with bright bricky tinges. Deep, ripe nose with earthy dried-cherry notes. A touch of tar and then mouth-filling fruit supported by lashes of grainy tannins. Impressive depth and length. While this is firmly in the dried-fruit spectrum, it still is complex, although I wonder what its life span will be." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark and brooding Sangiovese that flaunts its depth, sophistication and balanced weight. The fruit is thick and powerful, and the wine's textural richness is polished and beautiful. The wine goes through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and then ages in both small and large oak vessels for three years. Only 7,000 bottles were made." Robert Parker

      "Some rather brash spicy oak aromas sit across ripe dark cherries and leafy nuances. The palate has a smooth and even-paced feel to it. Good depth of ripe dark cherry flavors. A really long and succulent finish. This has much to offer." James Suckling

      "Offers a balance of cherry and berry fruit, savory wild herb and balsamic notes and leather and tobacco details, all matched to a firm, harmonious structure. Juicy, building to a long, energetic finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,77 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09982512 · 4,5 l · 171,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      769,50 €
    About the winemakers
    Uccelliera
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    Uccelliera

    After Andrea Cortonesi had been in 1986 in Castelnuovo dell'Abate had bought an almost ruined manor house called Uccelliera with land, he transformed the newly acquired property into a farm dedicated mainly to viticulture. Within just a few years, the agricultural entrepreneur, who comes from a farming family, had already achieved success thanks to his professional know-how: Cortonesis' first Brunello di Montalcino was bottled in 1993. The own wine found with lovers of good drops immediately large resonance. Although the likeable but ambitious and self-critical owner still runs a restaurant in Siena near Piazza del Campo, he always takes enough time to run his farm adjacent to apartments and to take care of four wines and the production of grappa and olive oil.

    Andrea Cortonesi's vineyards are cultivated with great care and are densely planted. On average, they are 250 metres above sea level and all the vineyards are located in Castelnuovo dell'Take the exit in the direction of Sant'Angelo in Colle. The old alabaster quarries, whose ashlars give rise to the abbey of Sant'Antimo, bordering the vineyards. After smaller acquisitions and some new plantings, the vineyard area of the farmstead Uccelliera is now Uccelliera: "aviary") has grown to six and a half hectares.

    Although not very high, the terrain offers very good conditions for vine cultivation. The medium sandy soils are rich in minerals. The orientation of the rows, the careful manual work in the vineyard and the thinning of the grapes produce perfectly ripened and flavoured berries. A disused Onyx mine not far away provides special wine notes.

    In 2008, a major transformation was completed in Uccelliera. The old winery now has a completely underground annex that provides enough space for all the barrels belonging to the estate - and thus also for the containers previously kept in Andrea Cortonesi's apartment due to lack of space. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Stylistically, one chooses a beautiful middle way between tradition and modernity, even though recently the use of small French oak barrels and shortened fermentation times have come to the fore."Gambero Rosso 2012

    "Andrea Cortonesi is one of my favorite Brunello producers. He is also one of the first estates I visited years ago as a young wine writer and it has been a privilege to watch his career take off in such spectacular fashion. I remember his small basement winery on that first visit and every time I go by his property today, I am surprised and encouraged by signs of recent construction and expansion. If anyone embodies the amazing growth of Brunello di Montalcino that person is Andrea."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1986
    • Owner: Andrea Cortonesi
    • Oenologist: Andrea Cortonesi
    • Annual production: approx. 60,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 6 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation