Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2018
Andrea Cortonesi's Uccelliera offers distinctive wines that reflect the characteristics of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone in the southeast quadrant of the appellation. The vineyard is planted at various elevations spread across three tiers. The lower level at 150 meters above sea level sees heavier calcareous marl clay soils. The geology at 250 meters above sea level sees a mix of clay and sandy soils with a much larger presence of limestone and mineral. The highest vineyards at 350 meters above sea level consist of limestone Galestro rocks mixed into primarily clay soils. These soil differences give Andrea many primary colors to mix on his proverbial painter's pallet. He blends fruit from the various sites - with darker more concentrated flavors from the heavier soils and elegant aromas from the limestone-rich areas - to shape the style he wants to achieve in each successive vintage.
100% Sangiovese from clay and sand soils rich in minerals made from younger Brunello di Montalcino vineyards