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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
La Gerla Brunello de Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2006
La Gerla Brunello de Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 110225)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Decanter rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino presents an alluring, seductive bouquet of sweet herbs, licorice, crushed flowers, mint and minerals. This mid-weight, graceful Brunello needs time in the glass to show off its pedigree, but it is a classic, understated wine graced with exquisite finesse. The wine puts on weight with air, filling out its frame very nicely, with waves of fruit that caress the palate all the way through to the harmonious, resonant finish. This substantial, firm Brunello will require patience, but its potential is amply evident, even today.
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About La Gerla:

The La Gerla property is situated at 320 metres above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crùs in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys. The owner, Sergio Rossi, was formerly involved in advertising. He was the director of three European offices of a famous agency and was used to travelling for work and to losing sleep over lay-outs and jingles. These days he is almost an "ilcinese," and he loves his vineyards as if they were children.

This gentleman, with his vivacious character, has succeeded in his goal of creating a small cru in Montalcino where the most modern technology is combined with the know-how of local men and one winemaker. At La Gerla, human intervention plays an important role is extracting excellent Tuscan products from the land.

The farmhouse, with the characteristic name "Colombaia" was once the property of the Biondi Santi family. They used it to make one of the best Brunellos in the area. Sergio Rossi purchased the property in 1976 and restructured it with care and attention to detail. Not long afterwards, in 1978, he created the trademark La Gerla.