Intense ruby verging on garnet. Intense, ethereal melting into scents of sweet violet and iris, recalling the berries growing in the woods. Fruity, dry, warm, velvety, harmonious, steady body and soul.
91pts Wine Enthusiast "Enticing scents of rose, woodland berry, exotic spice, smoke and a whiff of grilled herb take shape on this perfumed red. Reflecting the nose, the already approachable palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, star anise and hints of tobacco alongside supple tannins and bright acidity."
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "La Gerla's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a delicately perfumed bouquet with layers of soft berry fruit and blue flower. You get wild rose, lavender, and dried violet. Wait a second or two longer, and you might recognize spicy notes of smoked clove and crushed black pepper. This is a lean to mid-weight effort with fragile aromas and a long, silky mouthfeel."
Located 320 meters (1,050 feet) above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino, La Gerla is a small wine estate that has established itself as one of the great crus in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys. The farmhouse, with the characteristic name "Colombaia" was once the property of the Biondi Santi family. The used it to make one of the best Brunellos in the area. Sergio Rossi, the current owner, purchased the property in 1976 and restructured it with care and attention to detail. Not long afterwards, in 1978, he created the trademark La Gerla.
1.5L / 14% ABV