La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gli Angeli DOCG 2011 (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 93+] [JS 93] [WS 93] [WE 92]

La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gli Angeli DOCG 2011
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 93+] [JS 93] [WS 93] [WE 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
This is the signature wine of the estate, obtained from the vinification of the best grapes coming from our emblematic vineyard, Vigna gli Angeli (Vineyard of the Angels), which was first planted at Colombaio in 1976. The selection of the grapes is severe and drastic until there is a yield per hectare equal to 65 quintals. The end result is an extremely complex wine, both in aromas where spicy notes and tobacco prevail, as well as in the very unique tannic texture. This wine is only produced for exceptional vintages and is destined for long ageing.

Tasting Notes:
In the glass, a deep ruby.  The nose evokes floral qualities of violets and gladiolus, along with humble fruits of the forest floor.  The palate is dry, warm, velvety, and harmonious.

Food Pairing:
Red meats, preferably wild game; to serve, store sideways at room temperature at least 24 hours beforehand, cork two hours in advance, decant and serve in decanter.

Ratings & Reviews

93+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Good bright red. Fresh redcurrant, violet, rose petal and flinty minerals on the perfumed nose. Juicy, lively and intense, with lovely clarity and sappiness to the delicate red berry, red cherry and smoky mineral flavors. Very silky on the long, ripely tannic finish. Seems to be lighter on its feet and more vibrant than most other 2011 Riserva wines I tasted this year." - Ian D'Agata (Mar 2017)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Very pretty aromas of sweet berry, cedar and lemon rind follow through to a full body, with linear tannins and acidity. Bright and vivid finish. Delicious. Drink or hold." (Oct 2017)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Black cherry, plum, spice and tobacco flavors are the hallmarks of this polished, sophisticated Brunello. Beautifully balanced, with soft tannins that provide pillowy support. Stays vibrant on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 475 cases made." - BS (Jun 2017)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Intense aromas of Mediterranean scrub, chopped herb, underbrush and eucalyptus pave the way. Smooth and juicy, the palate doles out succulent raspberry, ripe black cherry, cinnamon, vanilla and crushed mint while velvety tannins provide the elegant framework. It's already approachable but will offer wonderful imbibing for several years more. Drink through 2023." - Kerin O'Keefe (May 2017)