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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini 2006
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini 2006
(search item no. 116515)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $99.99

Winemaker's Notes:

La Serena's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini is and intense ruby red color. The nose is ethereal, well defined, ample, and persistent with elegant fruity notes. On the palate, the wine is round, sapid, supple, and velvety.
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About La Serena:

The La Serena estate has belonged to the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but they did not start making wine until 1988, when brothers Andrea and Marcello entered the family business. What began as a one-hectare farm has since grown into nine hectares, with about six of those under vine, dedicated exclusively to Sangiovese for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.

The zone of production, Torrenieri, is in the northeast corner of Montalcino at about 400 meters above sea level. The soil there is similar to the Pertimali/Montosoli Cru areas, but is slightly less compact, providing wines with structure but perhaps more approachability in their youth than their neighbors.