“These vineyards on the northern side of Montalcino give Cortonesi the raw materials to craft wines that show the elegant, refined side of Sangiovese. They are a wonderful contrast to the richer, more muscular wines Cortonesi makes at Uccelliera.” – Antonio Galloni
“Voliero is made from one of the most prestigious vineyards on the northern side of Montalcino. As such, it provides a fascinating contrast to Cortonesi’s wines from Uccelliera, which of course come from the southern part of the zone.” – The Wine Advocate
Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera is the mastermind behind the Voliero project. A combination of miniscule production and incredible global demand leads to annual shortages of his Rosso and Brunello. In fact, over the last few years he has not even been able to stock his own trattoria, located steps away from the Piazza del Campo in Siena. Andrea sources the fruit from a trusted friend growing beautiful Sangiovese in northern Montalcino. While the compact soils and cooler climate near Montosoli gives a more austere expression than that of Castelnuovo dell’Abate (the warm climate location of Uccelliera), Voliero has all the pedigree and depth of the beloved Ucc’ estate. The tannins on Voliero are as soft and approachable as its southern counterpart with bursts of mouth-watering acidity on its long finish.
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