A second project of the very talented Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera, these grapes come from the northern end of the Montalcino zone. As the grapes for Voliero are from a cooler area, Andrea continues his minimalist approach to winemaking, and wants to only amplify the purity and finesse of the Northern Zone. Very limited production.
“The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Voliero is a gorgeous, breathtaking wine laced with perfumed violets, dark fruit, minerals and licorice, all of which come together beautifully in the glass. This is a taut, energetic wine that shows off the dazzling freshness and vibrancy typical of this part of Montalcino. It is an impeccable, totally refined Brunello, especially when compared with the decidedly wilder, more sauvage Brunello from Uccelliera. The Voliero underwent malolactic fermentation in steel and was aged in large neutral Slavonian oak casks for approximately three years.”
– Antonio Galloni