Uccelliera Rapace 2016

Uccelliera Rapace 2016

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Rich, complex and powerful, but clean and smooth at the same time, with prominent but fine-grained tannins, and a dynamic, rising finale long-lingering. Maturation in small French oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months. Serve with first courses with spicy sauces, with meats and cheeses and all dishes of a strong taste.
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The Uccelliera 2016 Rapace (a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) shows a focused and chiseled personality that is very characteristic of this vintage. The wine's mineral side, with shadings of lead pencil and crushed stone, give sharp contours and delineation to the abundant black fruit packed tight at the core. The wine shows bright acidity with more than enough rich fruit to bolster that freshness. Some 11,300 bottles were produced, and this bottle was originally released to the market in January 2019. This is an outstanding value buy.

Monica Larner, January 2020