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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Uccelliera

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Brunello di Montalcino

Grape Type:

Sangiovese

Brunello di Montalcino, 2010

12x75cl £650.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

Cedar spice and salt-infused notes coupled with basket loads of sweet fruit. Juicy ripe summer berry and plum flavours, enticing and voluptuous with sufficient verve and freshness. Long and intensely spicy on the finish. Uccelliera consider 2010 one of the great vintages, one that combines the intensity of 2006 with the allure of 2007. A blend of vines with various exposures and soils centred on Castelnuovo del Abate on the south-east side of Montalcino. This is a warm part of Montalcino but the estate’s high vineyard range, from 150 to 350 metres above sea level, cool fermentations and use of large casks as well as small barriques, help to make this generous, ripe but supremely moreish and refined. The wine undergoes both fermentations in steel tank, followed by ageing for 36 months in a mixture of large slavonian oak cask and smaller French barriques, with an additional eight months finishing in bottle.

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