The Uccelliera estate was at once part of neighboring Ciacci Piccolomini until 1986, when winemaker Andrea Cortonesi purchased it from his friends and former employers. After refining his trade as cellar master for Ciacci, Andrea ventured out on his own with the formation of Uccelliera. His first vintage was 1991 with the production of a mere 500 bottles! This wine is 100% Sangiovese from clay and sand soils rich in minerals. This wine is made from younger Brunello di Montalcino vineyards or from vineyards that, depending on the vintage, produce grapes with a fresh character. Cold maceration with the skins at 10-12 degrees Celsius. Fermentation and maceration with the skins for 18/20 days with pumping over of the must in steel vats with temperature control. Malolactic fermentation in steel followed by maturation in oak casks and barrels of various capacity for 10 months. Finishing in the bottle for 5 months.