Voliero Brunello di Montalcino 2015
Andrea Cortonesi, proprietor and vigneron at the Uccelliera estate, founded Voliero in 2006. It is made from vineyards 200 meters higher in elevation than Uccelliera, creating more of a classic and elegant counterpart to Uccelliera’s power and fruit. The wine matures in large Slavonian and French oak casks for 30 months, producing a wine with incredible dark fruit and licorice notes, and polished tannins reminiscent of great Barolo.
JS95: "A dusty Brunello with dried berries, walnuts, caramelized orange, felt-tip pen and dried tobacco. Full-bodied and warming on the palate, which reveals a sweet-and-sour character, created by the interplay of solid acidity and dried fruit. Drink from 2023."
WA94: "Here's a confident and genuine expression of Sangiovese that manages to be both accessible and complicated at the same time. Brunello is one of the few Italian wines to bridge the gap between those two extremes. The Voliero 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a steady stream of small berry fruit and cherry aromas. But there is width to this bouquet and deeper layers of spice, tar and licorice also play important roles. This Brunello ages in oak for 36 months in order to find harmony and balance. Some 7,866 bottles were made. Those bottles were filled in July 2019 and the wine hit the market in January 2020."