Voliero Brunello di Montalcino 2012 The famous enologist Andrea Cortonesi is very well represented by this Brunello, with a very nice grade by Robert Parker and the prime terroir of Uccelliera in Montalcino. Great Sangiovese varietal wine for the connoisseur and collectionists.
Ripe fruit notes, complex
Elegant and well balanced, powerful, but clean and smooth
and a dynamic rising finale.
Pairs well with meat dishes, grilled meat, aged cheese like Parmesan or Asiago.
Robert Parker: 94 Points
“The Voliero 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty expression with dark fruit and an impressive sense of purity and primary fruit authenticity. At its core, you will encounter savory tones of spice, tobacco and leather. The bouquet also offers those beautifully polished Sangiovese-driven aromas of licorice, blue violets and balsam herb. The mouthfeel is succulent and rich. This is a very respectable Brunello that should age forward for at least ten years.”
Andrea Cortonesi, owner of Uccelliera, is a person who could be described as “salt of the earth”: the only son of a farming family, he has worked in the fields since he was a teenager helping his father. In 2006 started a new project, together with other producers of the area friends of his, with the aim of enhancing the different aspects of the extraordinary terroir of Montalcino, and a Rosso and a Brunello are bottled under the brand-name of “Voliero”.
The vineyards stand at an altitude of 250-450 meters above sea level with various exposures and the vines are between 10 and 20 years old. These wines are the expression of this terroir and show finesse rather than complexity. The style is traditional: the wine rests in large Slavonian and French oak casks , the Brunello for 30 months
JOURNEYS OF A SIRAH QUEEN is a publication that analyzes the industry from the Gourmet point of view. In their article of January 31 2018 ” The Magical 2012 Vintage of Brunello de Montalcino” they selected 10 of the best Brunellos of this 2012. This is what they said then: ” Voliero 2012 – This is the sister wine to the prestigious Uccelliera. Many Brunello lovers are familiar with Uccelliera, so you must give Voliero a taste. This was a truly elegant Brunello. Voliero had a beautiful expression on the nose, fresh cherries, raspberries, with notes of pressed flowers. It was medium body, with soft tannins and juicy acidity. Beautifully long finish that danced on the palate and again that impressionable young fruit till the finish.”