Brunello di Montalcino, 2016 La Gerla, 94 Pts Robert Parker

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Brunello La Gerla is known and valued for its special elegance and pleasant aromas; extremely aromatic, soft, and velvety to taste, aged in the bottle for at least eight months before being made available to consumers.

  The 2016 Vintage is collectible. This wine will improve for more that 10 years

Robert Parker            94+ Points





Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Elegant, tight and streamlined, the La Gerla 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a savory and slightly spicy bouquet. More than fruit, the first tones you get focus on tar, smoke, licorice and mixed herbs. This wine offers a very Mediterranean personality with elegant mineral notes that come out in a second wave. The wine goes through a relatively quick fermentation with about 15 days of skin contact followed by 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks. With more time in the glass, it opens to blue flower, lilac, dried berry and crème de cassis. Production is 40,000 bottles. The team at La Gerla has dedicated much effort over the past year to the difficult fight against mal d'esca (the esca grapevine trunk disease) that is a painful and devastating problem for Italian vintners. They have embarked on a three-year research project with a local university to fight this disease. Hats off to Alberto Passeri and his team for their attention to this dangerous malady.

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