Uccelliera Rapace Toscana 2017
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.
An intense full bodied wine. Aromas of bright sour cherry, cassis, and perfume. With flavors of rich cherry, earth, leather and vanilla. Open this wine up an hour or 2 before serving it. It’s rich and robust! A great full-bodied super Tuscan!