Birba Vino della Toscana IGT

2016

100% Sangiovese Grosso, planted on a hillside vineyard at 270 to 320 meters. The average age of the vines is 25 years old. The grapes are macerated under cool temperatures and undergo a long, slow fermentation at 30 degrees. The wine spends up to 14 months in barrique (1/3rd new) and 12 months in bottle before release.

 

92 points
"The 2016 La Gerla Birba is intense and even a bit exotic, with sweet spices and minerals giving way to ripe cherry, crushed strawberry and fresh floral tones. On the palate, silky textures yield to cool-toned red fruits and brisk acids with hints of cedar and sweet herbs. The finish is long, resonating on saturating darker fruits, yet still pliant, as sweet inner florals and hints of fine tannin linger on."
Eric Guido,
Vinous
, March 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB1183-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Farming Type: 
Organic