Brunello di Montalcino

2013

The La Gerla Brunello is a blend of both the Canalicchio and Castelnuovo vineyards; the average age of the vines is 25 years old. 

The grapes are destemmed but kept whole-berry, and are kept cool for 7-8 days before spontaneous 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. It is then aged for an additional year before release. 

92 points
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a compelling wine that I had the opportunity to taste at intervals several hours after opening the bottle. The wine showed a long and very interesting evolution. Moments after opening the bottle, it presented very dry aromas of pressed rose petal, red currant and dusty mineral. Hours later, the wine had gone into high gear with more articulate aromas of exotic spice and crushed clove. This fast-paced evolution leads me to believe that this vintage from La Gerla will not age as long as the excellent 2010 vintage. "
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
92+ points
"reminds me of the vintage that precedes it (although I like this edition better). Like with the 2011 vintage, this estate has done a great job in capturing as much of the primary fruit as possible, given the warm vintage conditions. Dark fruit with black currant and wild blueberry come into focus. Those fruit tones are aged and evolved for sure, but they don't show tired or flat characteristics at this point. Delicate notes of cola, licorice and blue flower add complexity. The tannic presence is reduced and the mouthfeel delivers silkiness and softness instead. La Gerla puts its Brunello annata into large oak casks for three years. This Brunello is ready to drink now."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, February 2017
92+ points
"Deep red. Spicy aromas of redcurrant, cherry, mocha and licorice. Chewy and firmly tannic, offering spicy red cherry and milk chocolate flavors sexed up by a strongly flinty, almost smoky element. The noble tannins gain strength on the finish, which feature outstanding length and insidious sweetness. "
Ian d'Agata,
Vinous

SKU/Code: 
DB1181-13
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Farming Type: 
Organic