From: Tuscany, Italy
La Gerla was born from the passion of its founder, Sergio Rossi, a successful businessman who fell in love with his vineyards, caring for them as if they were his children. The vineyards at La Gerla lie right on the Montalcino hill at 320 meters above sea level, right where the slope softens; a small winery, which, since its founding in 1976 has become a great cru of this Tuscan territory surrounded by the Orcia and Ombrone Valleys, looking out to Buonconvento and Siena from the winery door.
This wine is made from young vines in Castelnuovo (which falls in the Brunello zone) and undergoes the same selection and vinification as the estate’s renowned Brunellos. However, this wine is aged for just 4 months in Slavonian oak and 2 months in bottle prior to release.
Tasting Notes: This wine is bright and open on the nose, with notes of red flowers, nuances of raspberry, currant, and pomegranate, and undercurrents of citrus. Each sip reveals a core of fleshy red cherry and layers of baking spice, cigar box, and earth, which leads to a finish marked by fresh acidity and soft tannin.