2012 Birba, La Gerla, Tuscany

The Birba comes from the same vineyards as the Brunellos, but sees one year in smaller oak barriques before being bottled earlier. This makes it a more forward style of wine - a Brunello for the impatient, if you will.

Critic score
16.5/20
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£22.40
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£134.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Toscana (IGT), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2025
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2012 Birba, La Gerla, Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

Bottled by La Gerla in Montalcino. Bright ruby. Very light nose. Rather sour cough-sweet fruit. I’m not getting this! Sweetness then sourness. There’s clearly a story to be told here.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (June 2017)
16.5/20

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