Monday, July 20, 2009

Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2007

This excellent wine comes from the region of Montalcino, which is famous for its high powered and high priced Brunello di Montalcinos. This Rosso from Uccilliera is a fantastic wine that will give many Brunellos a run for their money.

In your glass the wine has a beatiful medium red color. The bouquet is full of rasberry and plum with just a hint of cinnamon. The wine has a medium-full body with a very pleasant acidity and soft tannins. Flavors of red cherry, sour cherry and plum are abundant. This had incredible fruit flavor for a Sangiovese and a smooth, lasting finish.

Overall, the Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2007 is an outstanding wine. It outperforms many Brunellos which are 2 to 3 times the price. It definitely delivers a great value for its $25 price tag. Highly recommended!
Pair with pasta and marinara sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, cured Italian meats, or veal.

1 comment:

  1. I also think the 07 Uccelliera is delicious...did you get to try the 2006? SO GOOD!!!! Pick up a Fossacolle 2007 Rosso di Montalcino some time, its the best 2007 Rosso I have tasted. And if you find any 2004 Uccelliera Brunello I'll split a bottle with you, its supposed to be amazing!