All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
La Gerla's Rosso di Montalcino is sourced exclusively from vines in the official Brunello zone. These come from the same organic, estate-farmed vineyards that supply the two Brunello bottlings but are released much earlier.
"The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is polished, dark and earthy, with crushed black cherry lifted by peppery herbs and minerals as sweet spices develop in the glass. Silky textures carry brisk acids over the senses, ushering in tart red fruits, with hints of savory herbs, in a wonderfully fresh expression. The finish is medium in length, coating the palate in tart red fruits, with saturating fine tannin and cedary spices." — Eric Guido of Vinous (04/20)
About La Gerla
On Montalcino's north side, La Gerla was originally owned by the pioneering Biondi-Santi winery, who created the first "Brunello di Montalcino." The story behind the sale is an amusing one, with Franco Biond-Santi's disgruntled sister selling this small slice to Sergio Rosso in 1976. Sergio made immediate changes to the farming and cellar practices to upgrade everything. Today, the estate encompasses 12 hectares, all of which are organically farmed.