Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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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.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Fattoria La Gerla
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Monica Larner, March 2016
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorIntriguing aromas of cherry, soy and Szechuan peppercorn give way to cherry and cedar flavors in this elegant red. The core of cherry builds as this persists on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 3,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2016
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastAromas that suggest wood shop, coffee, pressed violet and star anise lead the nose while the tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, licorice and toast. Close-grained tannins leave a mouth-drying finish. Drink after 2019.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2016