La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Sub-Region

    Montalcino

  • Size

    750ml

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Grape

    Sangiovese Grosso

  • Food Pairing

    GamePasta DishesRed Meat

  • Vintage

    2016

La Gerla was born from the passion of its founder, Sergio Rossi, a successful businessman in advertising and director of three top European branches of a renowned agency.  Sergio knew how to create a little cru here in Montalcino where the most advanced technology unites with the knowledge of farmers and enologists to produce excellent products that come from the Tuscan land and become extraordinary thanks to the handiwork of man which plays a leading role at La Gerla.

The estate, which had the typical local name of Colombaio, belonged to the Biondi Santi family which achieved one of the best Brunellos of the area from there at the time. Sergio Rossi bought the land in 1976 and completely restructured it respecting its original environment. Shortly afterwards in 1978, he created La Gerla.  The 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 passed away in July 2011, but what he taught all of us will remain clearly impressed in our memory: in a special way, his great attention to the quality and to detail, which mostly make the difference in these wines, and his philosophy will continue to be a benchmark to allow us to continue to make exceptional wines.

Tasting Notes

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.  2016 was an excellent vintage for Brunello thanks to optimal weather patterns.   The wines from this vintage combine fruit richness, tannic power, finesse and freshness.  La Gerla is at its best here, this Brunello is radiant, full of nervous tension and overall a delicious wine. Decant it if you want to enjoy it now, but this wine has the structure to develop beautifully for many years to come.  

Elegant, tight and streamlined, the La Gerla 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a savory and slightly spicy bouquet. More than fruit, the first tones you get focus on tar, smoke, licorice and mixed herbs. This wine offers a very Mediterranean personality with elegant mineral notes that come out in a second wave. The wine goes through a relatively quick fermentation with about 15 days of skin contact followed by 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks. With more time in the glass, it opens to blue flower, lilac, dried berry and crème de cassis. Production is 40,000 bottles.  Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 94+ RP

Method

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.   The wine is ready to be released to market 5 years after the vintage as per the appellation standards. 

2016 was an excellent vintage for Brunello thanks to optimal weather patterns.   The wines from this vintage combine fruit richness, tannic power, finesse and freshness.  La Gerla is at its best here, this Brunello is radiant, full of nervous tension and overall a delicious wine. Decant it if you want to enjoy it now, but this wine has the structure to develop beautifully for many years to come. 

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$100.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

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