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
£22.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£134.88

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
La Gerla

Sergio Rossi fell in love with the vineyards of Montalcino, and bought his own estate in 1976. The land was bought off the Biondi-Santi family, the most historic name in Brunello production, and Sergio quickly set about turning his new estate into one of the best performing in the region. He sadly passed away in July 2011, so the 2011 vintage holds a special place at the estate. His work has been ably continued by his wife, Donatella, and his right hand men, Alberto Passeri and Vittorio Fiore.

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