2013 Uccelliera, Rapace, Tuscany

Press and Tasting Notes

[92+ pts Robert Parker] "The 2013 Rapace is a fantastic wine. The blend used here is mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It opens to luscious dark concentration and generous aromas of dark cherry, spice and leather. There are mild mineral tones at the back, such as crushed granite and pencil shaving that ad ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured November 06, 2016

THE REVIEW

You may find Super Tuscan Sangiovese blends at this price point, but none will have this quality!
    High in the skies of Montalcino soar rare Italian raptors. These birds of prey scour the Tuscan landscape protecting the sacred Brunello vines of Uccelliera.
    These are not ordinary vines, they are the same Brunello di Montalcino vines that in years past have produced several Wine Spectator Top 100 wines and earned multiple high-scoring Brunello vintages.
    The current release of the 2013 Rapace Super Tuscan blend is our fourth feature of this exclusive and limited Super Tuscan. The quality and consistency of these Brunello-based wines are unmatched - especially at this price point.
    Whereas many Super Tuscan producers use younger vines in their blends, Uccelliera uses its select, old vine Brunello grapes in this limited masterpiece, which successfully captures the essence of Montalcino!
    "Rapace bursts from the glass with dark red cherries, plums, licorice, spices and menthol." (Robert Parker) It is a dark and deeply flavored Super Tuscan which is full bodied with supple tannins and moderate acidity offering loads of dark berry fruit and cedar tones. Seductively smooth, this Italian red blend also displays blackberry, strawberry and mocha flavors that are followed by hints of tobacco with well integrated acidity that leads to a smooth silky finish. Read More »

Region

TUSCANY

Tuscany is home to some of the most popular Italian red wines.  Located along the Tyrrehenian coast, the Mediterranean influence and hilly terrain allow Tuscany to offer a wide variety of wine styles.  The mo ... Read More »

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