Intense ruby, verging on garnet. Soft, warm and velvety. Harmonic and rich in fruits. Intense and ethereal, melting into scents of sweet violet and iris, with hints of spices such as tobacco, cinnamon and leather.
Pairs wonderfully with red meats, especially wild game. Recommended to cork two hours in advance and decant.
96pts James Suckling "Very pretty ripe and dried fruit with blackberries and sweet cherries. It's full-bodied with depth of fruit and creamy, polished tannins. Extremely compact and long. Pure fruit at the end. A gorgeous wine."
95pts Jeb Dunnuck "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is highly aromatic with black cherry, anise, dried herbs. Full-bodied and with vibrant acidity, the palate has crisp black fruit and red plum, and moves into more savory herbal tones of amaro and grippy tannin, with some austerity in its youth. Drink 2025 - 2040."
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "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."
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.
750ML / 14% ABV