2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino
• 5% OFF 6 bottles
• 10 % OFF 12 bottles
(orders for 6 or more bottles must be placed by Tuesday at 5pm for delivery the following week. Orders placed after Tuesday have two week lead-time.)
- Designation: Red
- Varietal: Sangiovese
- Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
- Winery: La Gerla
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
Wine Spectator (94 points) - "Cherry and raspberry fruit meets wild herb, eucalyptus and underbrush aromas and flavors in this dense, muscular red. All the elements are there, but this needs time to integrate. The fresh finish is long, echoing woodsy tobacco notes."
About the Winery: The La Gerla property is situated at 320 metres above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crùs in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys. The owner, Sergio Rossi, was formerly involved in advertising. He was the director of three European offices of a famous agency and was used to travelling for work and to losing sleep over lay-outs and jingles. These days he is almost an "ilcinese," and he loves his vineyards as if they were children.
This gentleman, with his vivacious character, has succeeded in his goal of creating a small cru in Montalcino where the most modern technology is combined with the know-how of local men and one winemaker. At La Gerla, human intervention plays an important role is extracting excellent Tuscan products from the land.
The farmhouse, with the characteristic name "Colombaia" was once the property of the Biondi Santi family. They used it to make one of the best Brunellos in the area. Sergio Rossi 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.