La Gerla Riserva di Angeli (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, a successful businessman purchased the property in 1976 and completely restructured the estate while respecting its original environment. The estate originally belonged to the famous Biondi Santi family, the Biondi Santi family accredited for making Brunello what it is today. La Gerla was officially created in 1978 and today there are 11.5 hectares under vine along with a team of experts who assist in crafting fine wine. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crùs in this territory in the heart of Tuscany.
The wine is ruby red tending to garnet in colour, the nose is evolving with notes of violet, cherry and forest berries. The palate is dry, full, harmonious with dark fruit, leather, tobacco and spice flavors. The tannins are perfectly ripe and velvety and the flavors carry onto a long pleasing finish. Pair this Brunello with a selection of Pecorino cheeses, a quality cut of beef or a hearty pasta dish.
This is the signature wine of the estate, obtained from the vinification of the best grapes coming from their most prized vineyard, Vigna gli Angeli (Vineyard of the Angels), was first planted in 1976. This wine is only produced for exceptional vintages and is destined for long ageing. The grapes are meticulously selected, softly pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled tanks with macro-oxygenation and maceration for 15 days. The wine ages for four years in 50-100hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by one year in bottle before release.