2006 La Gerla Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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ESTATE: "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 gr...
- 94 Wine Enthusiast
- 94 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 90 Wine Spectator
94 Wine Enthusiast
#21 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2011
"La Gerla offers a spectacular Brunello that hits all the right marks in terms of intensity, beauty and staying power. This is an opulent and rich wine with plump blueberry flavors followed by chocolate fudge and sweet exotic spice. You can either cellar it or enjoy it within the next few years."
94 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino presents an alluring, seductive bouquet of sweet herbs, licorice, crushed flowers, mint and minerals. This mid-weight, graceful Brunello needs time in the glass to show off its pedigree, but it is a classic, understated wine graced with exquisite finesse. The wine puts on weight with air, filling out its frame very nicely, with waves of fruit that caress the palate all the way through to the harmonious, resonant finish. This substantial, firm Brunello will require patience, but its potential is amply evident, even today. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026."
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Aromas of licorice and blackberries follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a fruity finish. This is a refined and silky young wine. Give it two to three years of bottle age."
91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Deep red. Discreet notes hints at cherry pit, dried rose and Indian spices. Densely packed but not at all overly sweet. Rather powerfully built but a bit clenched today. Not really sexy yet, but has the chewy, tactile back end and firm, ripe tannins to reward seven to ten years of cellaring. Quite long and youthful on the aftertaste."
90 Wine Spectator
"This floral- and cherry-scented red is elegant and supple, picking up a tobacco note on the palate. Moderate tannins emerge on the finish, where a spicy accent lingers. Best from 2013 through 2024. 3,000 cases made. -BS"
"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 crus in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys."
"The owner, 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."
"Today the estate has 11,5 hectares (28,41 acres) under vine and large modern cellars complete with the latest technology. Sergio Rossi is flanked by a united team of people that have helped him to achieve his goal; the winemaker, Vittorio Fiore, who has been with the estate from the start and is both a friend and a trusted professional, Alberto Passeri, agronomist and director of the estate, Marisa the cellar boss, Luca the vineyard overseer and Sonia who deals with the estate administration."
"Last but not least, Seriano, the first 'contadino' to work on the estate, has returned to the property. At La Gerla, as well as the development and continual evolution of our technology, we still give great importance to the people and the sentiments that are behind our wines and, for this reason, we couldn’t give up on a local man, a real “ilcinese” with land and wine in his blood!" -Winery
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
94 - Wine Enthusiast
94 - Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
90 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|