Brunello di Montalcino


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 kept cool for 7-8 days before 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. 


93 points
"The La Gerla 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is silky and polished, offering a nice perspective on a vintage that was not always easy to navigate. This wine manages smooth integration with none of the rougher spots that can sometimes occur in hot and dry growing seasons. The bouquet shows nuanced detail with wild berry, forest floor, grilled herb and wild rose. The wine is firm on the palate with tight stemmy tannins."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
February 2022
93 points
"A fresher 2017 with cherry, mushroom and stone aromas and flavors. Medium body. Firm, lively yet fine-grained tannins. Bright finish. Drink now and enjoy."
James Suckling ,
January 2011
92 points
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino keeps you coming back to the glass again and again with a bouquet that's like an emulsion of raspberry sauce and violet candies plus black tea, blood orange and clove. This is a soft, round e!ort that impresses with cool-toned red fruits and salty minerals and acids that tug at the cheeks as they work their way across the palate. Those grippy 2017 tannins are there, but they’re nicely o!set by cooling herbal tones and pretty inner florals."
Eric Guido ,
November 2021
92 points
"Elegantly structured, this offers balsamic aromas of camphor that mingle with new leather, forest floor and blue flower. The taut, polished palate features mature Marasca cherry, blood orange and star anise before closing on a hint of mocha. Fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2024–2029."
Kerin O'keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
April 2022
16 points
"Just mid ruby. Maraschino cherry and sour cherry with a little lift on the nose and hints of cardamom pod. Hints of dried fruit but plenty of energy on the palate and with gorgeous, rich, tannins. (WS) Drink 2022-2028."
Walter Speller,
Jancis Robinson

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