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2015 LA GERLA ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 750ML
2015 LA GERLA ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 750ML
 
Bottle Price $24.99
Year 2015
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy

Product Code: 2812510
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Fattoria La Gerla, named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs, was founded in 1978 by the late Sergio Rossi. Originally from Milan, Mr. Rossi purchased the property in 1976 from Tedina Biondi-Santi, the daughter of Tancredi Biondi-Santi, who had inherited the property after her father’s passing. The purchase of what was then called the Podere Colombaio Santi included an ancient farmhouse and 6.5 hectare of vineyards. Mr. Rossi, who by then had been managing the Altesino-Caparzo estate for several years, renamed the property La Gerla and set about restoring the estate and replanting the vines using selection massale. Today, La Gerla consists of 11.5 hectares, divided between the original 6.5 hectare vineyard in Canalicchio (Montalcino) and an additional 5 hectares in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The Canalicchio vineyard consists of abundant marl and chalk while the Castelnuovo vineyard is more sandy and silty whilst maintaining a base of chalk.

La Gerla’s Rosso di Montalcino, sourced from the same sites as the Brunello, is aged for two years, one of which is in Slavonian oak casks.

“This wine is slightly more influenced by baking spice and sweet oak. It will appeal to those looking for a Brunello. The wine is generously redolent of dark cherry, tobacco and spice. It shows yielding textural richness and a generous, opulent personality.”

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