2012 Brunello di Montalcino, La Gerla, Tuscany

The 2012 from La Gerla is a real beauty. Silky fruit, notes of spice and loads of energy combine to create a wine that's incredibly impressive. Delicious and long, this has a long life ahead.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£35.08
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£210.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2012 Brunello di Montalcino, La Gerla, Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

The La Gerla 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reminds me of the vintage that precedes it (although I like this edition better). Like with the 2011 vintage, this estate has done a great job in capturing as much of the primary fruit as possible, given the warm vintage conditions. Dark fruit with black currant and wild blueberry come into focus. Those fruit tones are aged and evolved for sure, but they don't show tired or flat characteristics at this point. Delicate notes of cola, licorice and blue flower add complexity. The tannic presence is reduced and the mouthfeel delivers silkiness and softness instead. La Gerla puts its Brunello annata into large oak casks for three years. This Brunello is ready to drink now.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
92+/100
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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