(From 2011 Vintage) Vineyards in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, at elevations of 150-350 metres on well-exposed hillslopes south-east of Montalcino.
PRE-SELLThe Uccelliera estate was the part of the neighboring Ciacci Piccolomini estate until 1986,when Andrea Cortonesi purchased it.Two hectares adjacent to Ciacci's famous Pianrosso vineyard were recently added to the small property, bringing the total to a tiny six hectares. All work in the vineyard is done exclusively by hand. The Brunello from this estate os a huge hot year after year, featuring lush red fruits, velvety texture and incredible concentration. The 2001 Burunello Riserva was hailed as an impressive effort by the Wine Advocate. The basic 2001 Brunello was awarded read more...a whooping 93 points from the Wine Spectator. The item regularly sells out-often brfore iteven hits our shores and is quickly becoming a cult wine. The Rosso is very limited in production featuring an unusually powerful nose and ripe, rich fruit. The tiny production Super-Tuscan Rapace, a 70% Sangiovese,20% Merlot,10% Cabernet, barrique aged blend, can easily be considered one of the best Super Tuscans from Montalcino. (hide)
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2013