La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)
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The La Gerla estate is located at 320 metres above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crùs in this territory in the heart of Tuscany. Sergio Rossi purchased the property in 1976 and now has 11.5 hectares under vine along with a team of experts who assist in crafting fine Brunello. This wine is aged for a total of 4 years, creating a palate that is full and dry with dark fruit and cedar, sweet spices and a long finish.
This is classic Brunello; focused and flavorful, with hints of violets and berries on the nose, a full, dry and spicy palate with a rich, slightly velvety texture and excellent acidity and persistence on the finish.
Now we’re talking. I tasted the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino after tasting the other samples from La Gerla, and it’s amazing how clearly and convincingly that brawny Brunello character comes through. This is a robust and precise wine that shows dark berry fruit, red currant, spice, licorice and grilled herb. I love the way that all that beautiful Sangiovese intensity comes together with immediate focus and clarity. About 40,000 bottles were released. Nice job. You gotta love the way Alberto Passeri describes this successful vintage on the market now: “The 2015 vintage was an exciting one under every point of view, offering us restful nights of sleep and energized days.” Reviewed by Monica Larner, 15th October 2020, Robertparker.com
A blend of both the Canalicchio and Castelnuovo vineyards. The grapes are kept cool for 7-8 days before fermentation, which lasts up to 15 days. The wine is then transferred to large 50-100hl casks and is aged for three years, racked twice a year, then bottled. It is then aged for an additional year before release.